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NAME

       CREATE_CONVERSION - define a new encoding conversion

SYNOPSIS

       CREATE [ DEFAULT ] CONVERSION name
           FOR source_encoding TO dest_encoding FROM function_name

DESCRIPTION

       CREATE CONVERSION defines a new conversion between character set encodings. Also,
       conversions that are marked DEFAULT can be used for automatic encoding conversion between
       client and server. For this purpose, two conversions, from encoding A to B and from
       encoding B to A, must be defined.

       To be able to create a conversion, you must have EXECUTE privilege on the function and
       CREATE privilege on the destination schema.

PARAMETERS

       DEFAULT
           The DEFAULT clause indicates that this conversion is the default for this particular
           source to destination encoding. There should be only one default encoding in a schema
           for the encoding pair.

       name
           The name of the conversion. The conversion name can be schema-qualified. If it is not,
           the conversion is defined in the current schema. The conversion name must be unique
           within a schema.

       source_encoding
           The source encoding name.

       dest_encoding
           The destination encoding name.

       function_name
           The function used to perform the conversion. The function name can be
           schema-qualified. If it is not, the function will be looked up in the path.

           The function must have the following signature:

               conv_proc(
                   integer,  -- source encoding ID
                   integer,  -- destination encoding ID
                   cstring,  -- source string (null terminated C string)
                   internal, -- destination (fill with a null terminated C string)
                   integer   -- source string length
               ) RETURNS void;

NOTES

       Use DROP CONVERSION to remove user-defined conversions.

       The privileges required to create a conversion might be changed in a future release.

EXAMPLES

       To create a conversion from encoding UTF8 to LATIN1 using myfunc:

           CREATE CONVERSION myconv FOR 'UTF8' TO 'LATIN1' FROM myfunc;

COMPATIBILITY

       CREATE CONVERSION is a PostgreSQL extension. There is no CREATE CONVERSION statement in
       the SQL standard, but a CREATE TRANSLATION statement that is very similar in purpose and
       syntax.

SEE ALSO

       ALTER CONVERSION (ALTER_CONVERSION(7)), CREATE FUNCTION (CREATE_FUNCTION(7)), DROP
       CONVERSION (DROP_CONVERSION(7))