PostgreSQL Functions (PDO_PGSQL)


PDO_PGSQL is a driver that implements the PHP Data Objects (PDO) interface to enable access from PHP to PostgreSQL databases.

Resource Types

This extension defines a stream resource returned by PDO::pgsqlLOBOpen().


Use --with-pdo-pgsql[=DIR] to install the PDO PostgreSQL extension, where the optional [=DIR] is the PostgreSQL base install directory, or the path to pg_config.

$ ./configure --with-pdo-pgsql

Predefined Constants

The constants below are defined by this driver, and will only be available when the extension has been either compiled into PHP or dynamically loaded at runtime. In addition, these driver-specific constants should only be used if you are using this driver. Using driver-specific attributes with another driver may result in unexpected behaviour. PDO::getAttribute() may be used to obtain the PDO::ATTR_DRIVER_NAME attribute to check the driver, if your code can run against multiple drivers.


Send the query and the parameters to the server together in a single call, avoiding the need to create a named prepared statement separately. If the query is only going to be executed once this can reduce latency by avoiding an unnecessary server round-trip.

General notes


bytea fields are returned as streams.

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rtroy at sciencetools dot com
2 years ago
On Fedora, install the PostgreSql PDO with yum or dnf:

$ dnf install php-pgsql php-pdo_pgsql
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