ST_GeomFromEWKT - Amazon Redshift
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ST_GeomFromEWKT constructs a geometry object from the extended well-known text (EWKT) representation of an input geometry.

ST_GeomFromEWKT accepts 3DZ, 3DM, and 4D where the geometry type is prefixed with Z, M, or ZM, respectively.





A value of data type VARCHAR or an expression that evaluates to a VARCHAR type, that is an EWKT representation of a geometry.

You can use the WKT keyword EMPTY to designate an empty point, a multipoint with an empty point, or a geometry collection with an empty point. The following example creates an empty point.


Return type


If ewkt_string is null, then null is returned.

If ewkt_string is not valid, then an error is returned.


The following SQL constructs a multilinestring from an EWKT value and returns a geometry. It also returns the ST_AsEWKT result of the geometry.

SELECT ST_GeomFromEWKT('SRID=4326;MULTILINESTRING((1 0,1 0),(2 0,3 0),(4 0,5 0,6 0))') as geom, ST_AsEWKT(geom);
geom | st_asewkt ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------+-------------------------------------------------------------- 0105000020E610000003000000010200000002000000000000000000F03F0000000000000000000000000000F03F00000000000000000102000000020000000000000000000040000000000000000000000000000008400000000000000000010200000003000000000000000000104000000000000000000000000000001440000000000000000000000000000018400000000000000000 | SRID=4326;MULTILINESTRING((1 0,1 0),(2 0,3 0),(4 0,5 0,6 0))