A function performs some specified work, usually taking parameters as input. In terms of databases these may be specific to SQL or to the database vendor.

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Tree structure hierarchical query sorting

I have the following structure of table. CREATE TABLE table1 ( serial_num integer NOT NULL, parent_num integer, parent_key text, key_ary_num integer[], level integer, rank integer, ...
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Is it possible to define a function within a stored procedure?

I have a stored procedure: create proc sp_MyProc(@calcType tinyint) as begin -- some stuff collating data into #MyTempTable if (@calcType = 1) -- sum select A, B, C, CalcField = ...
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Next value for Sequence Function

Why does this give me the same value, four 1? USE [TSQL2012] GO IF OBJECT_ID('dbo.sqlsequence', 'SO') IS NOT NULL DROP SEQUENCE dbo.sqlsequence; GO CREATE SEQUENCE [dbo].[SQLSequence] AS INT ...
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Add function parameter to SQL query WHERE clause

I have a web application in java and it uses a query. I don't want to write the query into Java, so I made a function: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION testFunc(inputs text) RETURNS TABLE(...) AS $$ ...
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postgres function extract from date returns double precision value

Why does postgres function extracting from date return double precision value? Only reason I could imagine is, there are some locales using calendars (those not Gregorian calendars and supported by ...
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How do I create a user-defined aggregate function?

I need an aggregate function that MySQL doesn't provide. I would like it to be in MySQL's flavor of SQL (that is, not in C). How do I do this? What I'm stuck on is creating an aggregate function -- ...
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How to create a function(table_name) that return a collection in Oracle?

I need to create a function in Oracle that accepts a table name and return a collection the content of which is based the table that accepted. I've been doing some search, many examples are of the ...
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Invalid use of a side-effecting operator 'INSERT' within a function - Multiple Inserts in Function

If this is not the right forum please let me know and move it for me. I've just got a bunch of inserts like this toward the end of my scalar function: INSERT INTO [Raptor].[dbo].[UserRole] ...
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Implement a Parent-Level Count in Binary Search Tree

Based on this question, have any way to implement a parent level count? Find highest level of a hierarchical field: with vs without CTEs Example table: +----+-----------+ | id | parent_id | ...
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Is there a First() aggregate function in postgresql that returns the exact same type as the input?

Full question re-write I'm looking a First() aggregate function. Here I found something that almost works: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION public.first_agg ( anyelement, anyelement ) RETURNS anyelement ...
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Performance decline function vs command window

I have a function that I first wrote as a serious of commands. In the SQL command window when executed, those steps take about 8 seconds to return the data set. When those same commands are turned ...
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Assign to NEW by key in a Postgres trigger

In the trigger body, how can I assign a value to NEW by it's field name? That's what I want to do: some_key = "some_column"; NEW[some_key] = 5;
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Why “SET LOCAL statement_timeout” does not work as expected with PostgreSQL functions?

My understanding is that PostgreSQL functions are executed similar to a transaction. However, when I tried to "SET LOCAL statement_timeout" within a function, it did not work. Here's how it works ...
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PLSQL using cursors or functions to query repeated data

Is it better to declare a commonly used lookup query as a package function or as a function (either returning rows or values or returning a sysref cursor)? Whats the difference? What are the best ...
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MySQL UDF - wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS32

I'm having a problem creating a MySQL udf on my server (I was able to do it locally on OS X). I am compiling it like this on the server: gcc $(mysql_config --cflags) -I /usr/include/mysql -I. -shared ...
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Call UPSERT function multiple times to different inputs

I have a function: merge_vehicles(vid, cid, vname, reg_no, name, name_1st) Can i call it multiple times on inputs like (2335, 55, '246BDH', '246BDH', '811', 1), (2336, 55, '038THX', '038THX', ...
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Postgresql function to create table

I want to create a function in order to create a table with a specific structure pasing part of the name of the table as an argument so the name of the table is t_ . Similar to this: CREATE OR ...
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Transform all columns records to lowercase

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.1 and I have a users table with a login column. login names are case-sensitive, for example Bob, MikE, john. I would like to transform all these records into lowercase. ...
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Returning true or false in a custom function

I have this mysql table schema CREATE TABLE `nxt_records` ( `id` INT(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `tel_number` VARCHAR(50) NULL DEFAULT NULL, `nxt_status` VARCHAR(50) NULL DEFAULT NULL, ...
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SQL Server SMO and PowerShell formatting

I have probably been looking at this for too long to figure this out... What is the easiest way I could get this exported to a CSV format? Would it be better to dump this to a table in a database ...
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postgres: access to schema objects within a function

Here's my problem: I have Schema A, owned by User 1, that owns all objects. I've created schema B, owned by User 2. I have granted User 2 all privileges to the objects owned by User 1. When logged ...
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Explain doesn't show indexed column as key

Consider the following table structure CREATE TABLE `games` ( `game_id` bigint(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `players_no` tinyint(4) DEFAULT NULL, `startedon` datetime NOT NULL DEFAULT '0000-00-00 ...
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What's the difference between functions and stored procedures? [closed]

I heard that the difference between functions and stored procedures in SQL Server is that functions are not stored in the database while stored procedures are. Is that true? If not, what are the ...
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Prevent postgres function of running more than 1 instance at the same time

DBMS: Postgres 9.3.4 OS: Debian 7 I have a plpgsql function that will be put in crontab to run every 15 minutes. The function should finish in about 8 minutes, but just in case it takes more than 15 ...
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column value is not increment after 10

I tried below 2 codes.... showing same error 1.SELECT columnname FROM tablename ORDER BY columnname DESC LIMIT 1 SELECT MAX(columnname ) AS max FROM tablename I am trying to increment value of ...
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Why would call to scalar function inside a Table Value Function be slower than outside the TVF?

I am writing a Table Value Function, calling the function takes 10x as long as directly running the code. I traced this to a call to a multi-line scalar function inside the TVF. The call to the ...
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How to apply a regex on a column fetched from DB

I am using IBM DB2. So, I am retrieving a column named SSN from a table. I have to apply the following regex on that column: ([1-57-8][0-9]{2} |0([1-9][0-9] |[0-9][1-9]) |6([0-57-9][0-9] ...
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Why is it @@SERVERNAME but not @@DBNAME? [closed]

I'm just curious: To get the server name, I use SELECT @@SERVERNAME but to get the current database name, I use SELECT DB_NAME() Technically, both seem to be scalar functions: @@SERVERNAME is ...
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What does exec(text) do?

I just found the following function in two RDS PostgreSQL 9.3 DBs: -- -- Name: exec(text); Type: FUNCTION; Schema: public; Owner: adam -- CREATE FUNCTION exec(text) RETURNS text LANGUAGE plpgsql ...
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Postgres : Executing SELECT within a transaction does not return most recent rows

Given a table layout that looks like this inv_items ========= * id bigserial sku character varying(22) name character varying(32) ... inv_items_stock =============== item_id bigint (inv_items) qty ...
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Index on fields with a function

I have a log table. It logs visitor data (time of visit, browser, window size ...). I want to create reports. I use a query like this (MySQL): SELECT COUNT(*) as raw_views ... FROM logs WHERE ...
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Create index if it does not exist

I am working on a function that allows me to add an index if it does not exist. I am running into the problem that I cannot get a list of indexes to compare to. Any thoughts? This is a similar issue ...
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Is commit necessary after DML operation in Function/Procedure?

I wonder to know if it is necessary to write commit after insert/delete/update in function/procedure? Example: create or replace function test_fun return number is begin delete from a; return ...
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Index on 'GROUP BY' with functions

I have a log table. It logs visitor data (time of visit, browser, window size ...). I want to create reports. I use a query like this (MySQL): SELECT COUNT(*) as raw_views ... FROM logs WHERE ...
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different outcome based on function execution method

I am mainlining a legacy system and realize that the answer to this may take a deeper explanation of the code but before I go that far I wanted to make sure the solution wasn't something more simple. ...
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Function performance issue

This one is puzzling me since yesterday and maybe someone could shed some light on this. We've got this table that records GPS data. We're currently doing some overloading tests to see how the ...
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How to pass a parameter into a function

At the moment I have a view created, see it here in the answer. How can I create a function on that cross tab, so I can pass a date, and get data for the specific date? Also is it a good practice to ...
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How to log DML statements executed by a pl/pgsql function?

I have a pl/pgsql function (see below) that lists some fields and clears their contents using dynamically constructed UPDATE commands. When I set log_statement = 'mod', I can see nothing on the log ...
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Use NOLOCK hint when calling table valued function

Suppose the following function: CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[ufnTest]() RETURNS TABLE AS RETURN SELECT 1 AS Nr My actual function will select actual data from many different tables. I (mostly) understand ...
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Scalar function used in calculated column, what's the cleanest way to update the function?

I want to update a scalar function in our database. This function is used for several calculated columns in a key table so I get a dependency error if I try to update it. I can explicitly remove the ...
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Mysql functions for web apps

I have few questions about using functions in a MySQL database for plugins and extensions of web apps like Magento or Wordpress. Mostly this is for a few extensions I want to do for Magento. The ...
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Performance tuning a Great Circle distance calculation

I have a query that I am using to find locations that are within 1km of a known point. To do this, I am using the Spherical Law of Cosines formula with my latitude and longitudes. Currently, the ...
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Is this temp table behaviour documented?

Query Language (SQL) and PL/pgSQL functions treat temp tables differently: begin; create table foo(id) as values (1); select * from foo; /* id ---- 1 */ savepoint s; create function f() returns ...
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Postgresql Function Trying to Insert into 1 row instead of 2

Postgresql 9.3, Mac OS X 10.6.7 I created this function and I would like to insert both results into the same row. Obviously the way I have it inserts into 2 rows. First, here is the Table T1: ...
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Function execute query, manipulates result and then return the same result

I need a function that does something like this pseudocode: function get_data() RETURN SET OF something... as BEGIN myResultSet = select id, some_other_column from ...... limit 20000; update ...
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how to create backup for stored procedure,trigger and functions of a database in sql server 2008?

I'm having 2 databases in 2 different servers(.246 and .252). I need to create backup for all stored procedures, triggers and function from 252 server and restore it in 246 server.database name in ...
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Remove a period if it is the first character in a varchar column

I am migrating data from an old system into a new system I am building and have found someone is doing a bad practice of adding a period to the start of some people's names to make them appear first ...
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Call multiple functions from trigger?

I run PostgreSQL-9.2.4 Is it possible to call 2 functions from a trigger? Let's say I have two functions for two different tables to be executed if following trigger fires: Trigger: CREATE TRIGGER ...
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Informix error 674: Routine (gc_init) can not be resolved.

I have created function in Informix like this. Now I want to drop that function. I have successfully dropped auxiliary functions e.g. DROP FUNCTION gc_init(VARCHAR(255)) When I try to drop ...
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Restricting Insert and Update to functions

We have a function in postgresql that inserts some rows in a table and updates some other rows based on an input provided by the user. Is it possible to somehow execute the function without giving ...