pgr_bdAstarCost
— Returns the shortest path using A* algorithm.
Availability: 2.5.0
Warning
Experimental functions
pgr_bdAstarCost(edges_sql, start_vid, end_vid)
pgr_bdAstarCost(edges_sql, start_vid, end_vid [, directed , heuristic, factor, epsilon])
pgr_bdAstarCost(edges_sql, start_vid, end_vids [, directed, heuristic, factor, epsilon])
pgr_bdAstarCost(edges_sql, start_vids, end_vid [, directed, heuristic, factor, epsilon])
pgr_bdAstarCost(edges_sql, start_vids, end_vids [, directed, heuristic, factor, epsilon])
RETURNS SET OF (start_vid, end_vid, agg_cost)
OR EMPTY SET
Using these signatures, will load once the graph and perform several one to one pgr_bdAstarCost
start_vid
and/or end_vid
in the result is used to distinguish to which path it belongs.pgr_bdAstarCost(edges_sql, start_vid, end_vid)
RETURNS SET OF (start_vid, end_vid, agg_cost)
start_vid
to the end_vid
Example:  Using the defaults 

SELECT * FROM pgr_bdAstarCost(
'SELECT id, source, target, cost, reverse_cost, x1,y1,x2,y2
FROM edge_table',
2, 3
);
start_vid  end_vid  agg_cost
++
2  3  5
(1 row)
pgr_bdAstarCost(edges_sql, start_vid, end_vid [, directed, heuristic, factor, epsilon])
RETURNS SET OF (start_vid, end_vid, agg_cost)
start_vid
to each end_vid
in end_vids
allowing the user to chooseNote
In the One to One signature, because of the deprecated signature existence, it is compulsory to indicate if the graph is directed or undirected.
Example:  Directed using Heuristic 2 

SELECT * FROM pgr_bdAstarCost(
'SELECT id, source, target, cost, reverse_cost, x1,y1,x2,y2
FROM edge_table',
2, 3,
true, heuristic := 2
);
start_vid  end_vid  agg_cost
++
2  3  5
(1 row)
pgr_bdAstarCost(edges_sql, start_vid, end_vids [, directed, heuristic, factor, epsilon])
RETURNS SET OF (start_vid, end_vid, agg_cost)
start_vid
to each end_vid
in end_vids
allowing the user to chooseExample:  Directed using Heuristic 3 and a factor of 3.5 

SELECT * FROM pgr_bdAstarCost(
'SELECT id, source, target, cost, reverse_cost, x1,y1,x2,y2
FROM edge_table',
2, ARRAY[3, 11],
heuristic := 3, factor := 3.5
);
start_vid  end_vid  agg_cost
++
2  3  5
2  11  3
(2 rows)
pgr_bdAstarCost(edges_sql, start_vids, end_vid [, directed, heuristic, factor, epsilon])
RETURNS SET OF (start_vid, end_vid, agg_cost)
start_vid
in start_vids
to the end_vid
allowing the user to chooseExample:  Undirected graph with Heuristic 4 

SELECT * FROM pgr_bdAstarCost(
'SELECT id, source, target, cost, reverse_cost, x1,y1,x2,y2
FROM edge_table',
ARRAY[2, 7], 3,
false, heuristic := 4
);
start_vid  end_vid  agg_cost
++
2  3  1
7  3  4
(2 rows)
pgr_bdAstarCost(edges_sql, start_vids, end_vids [, directed, heuristic, factor, epsilon])
RETURNS SET OF (start_vid, end_vid, agg_cost)
start_vid
in start_vids
to each end_vid
in end_vids
allowing the user to chooseExample:  Directed graph with a factor of 0.5 

SELECT * FROM pgr_bdAstarCost(
'SELECT id, source, target, cost, reverse_cost, x1,y1,x2,y2
FROM edge_table',
ARRAY[2, 7], ARRAY[3, 11],
factor := 0.5
);
start_vid  end_vid  agg_cost
++
2  3  5
2  11  3
7  3  6
7  11  4
(4 rows)
edges_sql:  an SQL query, which should return a set of rows with the following columns: 

Column  Type  Default  Description 

id  ANYINTEGER 
Identifier of the edge.  
source  ANYINTEGER 
Identifier of the first end point vertex of the edge.  
target  ANYINTEGER 
Identifier of the second end point vertex of the edge.  
cost  ANYNUMERICAL 
Weight of the edge (source, target)


reverse_cost  ANYNUMERICAL 
1  Weight of the edge (target, source),

x1  ANYNUMERICAL 
X coordinate of source vertex.  
y1  ANYNUMERICAL 
Y coordinate of source vertex.  
x2  ANYNUMERICAL 
X coordinate of target vertex.  
y2  ANYNUMERICAL 
Y coordinate of target vertex. 
Where:
ANYINTEGER:  SMALLINT, INTEGER, BIGINT 

ANYNUMERICAL:  SMALLINT, INTEGER, BIGINT, REAL, FLOAT 
Parameter  Type  Description 

edges_sql  TEXT 
Edges SQL query as described above. 
start_vid  ANYINTEGER 
Starting vertex identifier. 
start_vids  ARRAY[ANYINTEGER] 
Starting vertices identifierers. 
end_vid  ANYINTEGER 
Ending vertex identifier. 
end_vids  ARRAY[ANYINTEGER] 
Ending vertices identifiers. 
directed  BOOLEAN 

heuristic  INTEGER 
(optional). Heuristic number. Current valid values 0~5. Default

factor  FLOAT 
(optional). For units manipulation. \(factor > 0\). Default 1 . see Factor 
epsilon  FLOAT 
(optional). For less restricted results. \(epsilon >= 1\). Default 1 . 
Returns set of (start_vid, end_vid, agg_cost)
Column  Type  Description 

start_vid  BIGINT 
Identifier of the starting vertex. Used when multiple starting vetrices are in the query. 
end_vid  BIGINT 
Identifier of the ending vertex. Used when multiple ending vertices are in the query. 
agg_cost  FLOAT 
Aggregate cost from start_vid to end_vid . 