[][src]Crate postgres_mapper


postgres-mapper is a proc-macro designed to make mapping from postgresql tables to structs simple.


It can be frustrating to write a lot of boilerplate and, ultimately, duplicated code for mapping from postgres Rows into structs.

For example, this might be what someone would normally write:

extern crate postgres;

use postgres::rows::Row;

pub struct User {
    pub id: i64,
    pub name: String,
    pub email: Option<String>,

impl From<Row> for User {
    fn from(row: Row) -> Self {
        Self {
            id: row.get("id"),
            name: row.get("name"),
            email: row.get("email"),

// code to execute a query here and get back a row
let user = User::from(row); // this can panic

This becomes worse when manually implementating using the non-panicking get_opt method variant.

Using this crate, the boilerplate is removed, and panicking and non-panicking implementations are derived:

#[macro_use] extern crate postgres_mapper_derive;
extern crate postgres_mapper;

use postgres_mapper::FromPostgresRow;

pub struct User {
    pub id: i64,
    pub name: String,
    pub email: Option<String>,

// code to execute a query here and get back a row

// `postgres_mapper::FromPostgresRow`'s methods do not panic and return a Result
let user = User::from_postgres_row(row)?;

The two crates

This repository contains two crates: postgres-mapper which contains an Error enum and traits for converting from a postgres or tokio-postgres Row without panicking, and postgres-mapper-derive which contains the proc-macro.

postgres-mapper-derive has 3 features that can be enabled (where T is the struct being derived with the provided PostgresMapper proc-macro):

  • postgres-support, which derives impl<'a> From<::postgres::rows::Row<'a>> for T and impl<'a> From<&'a ::postgres::Row<'a>> for T implementations
  • tokio-postgres-support, which derives impl From<::tokio_postgres::rows::Row> for T and impl From<&::tokio_postgres::rows::Row> for T implementations
  • postgres-mapper which, for each of the above features, implements postgres-mapper's FromPostgresRow and/or FromTokioPostgresRow traits

postgres-mapper has two features, postgres-support and tokio-postgres-support. When one is enabled in postgres-mapper-derive, it must also be enabled in postgres-mapper.


The above might be confusing, so here's an example where tokio-postgres is enabled in both crates:

Add the following to your Cargo.toml:

features = ["tokio-postgres-support"]
version = "0.1"

features = ["postgres-mapper", "tokio-postgres-support"]
version = "0.1"

This will derive implementations for converting from owned and referenced tokio-postgres::rows::Rows, as well as implementing postgres-mapper's FromTokioPostgresRow trait for non-panicking conversions.



General error type returned throughout the library.



Trait containing various methods for converting from a postgres Row to a mapped type.