## Name

ST_Force_Collection — Converts the geometry into a GEOMETRYCOLLECTION.

## Synopsis

`geometry ST_Force_Collection(`geometry geomA`)`;

## Description

Converts the geometry into a GEOMETRYCOLLECTION. This is useful for simplifying the WKB representation.

Enhanced: 2.0.0 support for Polyhedral surfaces was introduced.

Availability: 1.2.2, prior to 1.3.4 this function will crash with Curves. This is fixed in 1.3.4+

This function supports Polyhedral surfaces.

This function supports 3d and will not drop the z-index.

This method supports Circular Strings and Curves

## Examples

```
SELECT  ST_AsEWKT(ST_Force_Collection('POLYGON((0 0 1,0 5 1,5 0 1,0 0 1),(1 1 1,3 1 1,1 3 1,1 1 1))'));

st_asewkt
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GEOMETRYCOLLECTION(POLYGON((0 0 1,0 5 1,5 0 1,0 0 1),(1 1 1,3 1 1,1 3 1,1 1 1)))

SELECT ST_AsText(ST_Force_Collection('CIRCULARSTRING(220227 150406,2220227 150407,220227 150406)'));
st_astext
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GEOMETRYCOLLECTION(CIRCULARSTRING(220227 150406,2220227 150407,220227 150406))
(1 row)

```
```-- POLYHEDRAL example --
SELECT ST_AsEWKT(ST_Force_Collection('POLYHEDRALSURFACE(((0 0 0,0 0 1,0 1 1,0 1 0,0 0 0)),
((0 0 0,0 1 0,1 1 0,1 0 0,0 0 0)),
((0 0 0,1 0 0,1 0 1,0 0 1,0 0 0)),
((1 1 0,1 1 1,1 0 1,1 0 0,1 1 0)),
((0 1 0,0 1 1,1 1 1,1 1 0,0 1 0)),
((0 0 1,1 0 1,1 1 1,0 1 1,0 0 1)))'))

st_asewkt
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
GEOMETRYCOLLECTION(
POLYGON((0 0 0,0 0 1,0 1 1,0 1 0,0 0 0)),
POLYGON((0 0 0,0 1 0,1 1 0,1 0 0,0 0 0)),
POLYGON((0 0 0,1 0 0,1 0 1,0 0 1,0 0 0)),
POLYGON((1 1 0,1 1 1,1 0 1,1 0 0,1 1 0)),
POLYGON((0 1 0,0 1 1,1 1 1,1 1 0,0 1 0)),
POLYGON((0 0 1,1 0 1,1 1 1,0 1 1,0 0 1))
)
```