Load binary data into a PostgreSQL database through the database_interface [closed]

asked 2012-06-20 08:37:26 -0600

flyingRobot78 gravatar image

updated 2012-06-20 11:52:35 -0600

Eric Perko gravatar image


The database_interface package appears to provide serialization for storing data in the database as a byte array. The advanced concepts tutorial shows an example of how to read from the binary data, but not how to write to the database. Let's say I want to store a sensor_msgs::PointCloud2 or a pcl::Pointcloud to the database. How would I read/write it?

I currently have a database set up in postgres that's ready to accept the binary info as bytea data. In the database interface classes, I have:

database_interface::DBField< std::vector< char > > viewpoint_1_;

and in the constructor I have:

viewpoint_1_(database_interface::DBFieldBase::BINARY, this, "viewpoint_1", "viewpoint", true)

I think this is set up properly, but I don't know how to get the data in and out of the database. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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