PostgreSQL box(point) Function

The PostgreSQL box(point) function converts any point to an empty rectangle.

A rectangle box is represented by a point in the upper right corner and a point in the lower left corner, for example: (1,1),(0,0).

box(point) Syntax

This is the syntax of the PostgreSQL box(point) function:

box(point) -> box



Required. A point. For example: point '(1,1)'.

Return value

The PostgreSQL box(point) function returns an empty rectangle. The coordinates of the upper right corner of the rectangle returned by this function are the same as the coordinates of the lower left corner, that is, it is an empty rectangle.

box(point) Examples

The following statement shows how to use the PostgreSQL box(point) function to return an empty rectangle.

SELECT box(point '(1,1)');