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Using dynamic column names in PostgreSQL

I am using PostgreSSQL 8.3. I want to execute this query: select COALESCE(col_fr,col,'Unknown') from my_table where id = 'abc'; Twist in the story is column name colum_fr should be generated ...
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How to use the result of regexp_split_to_array() in stored procedure [closed]

I'm trying to write a function used by an trigger BEFORE INSERT on a table; the function should convert a raw GPS string to useable columns in a different table. The point where I get stuck is the ...
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1answer
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How to generate time in milliseconds in PostgreSQL stored procedure?

I have been reading the Postgres documentation about timestamps, but I am still a little bit confused. I need to store moments in times, measured in milliseconds, between the current time and ...
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1answer
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Determine the currently executing statement in a long running PL/pgSQL stored procedure

I have a long running PL/pgSQL stored procedure in PostgreSQL. How can I determine the currently executing statement in it?
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3answers
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Proper use of database functions for business logic

I have a database in postgres with 147 tables; these tables contain data generated by functions that have most of the logic of the system, for example how to build an accounting entry. These ...
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1answer
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Is Postgres ignoring my function cost annotation?

Why does this: create or replace function dummy() returns double precision as $$ SELECT random() $$ LANGUAGE SQL COST 777; explain select dummy(); return this: Result (cost=0.00..0.01 rows=1 ...
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1answer
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Return ResultSet with column names from postgresql Stored procedures

I have the following postgresql Function: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION readMessage(messageFor INT, qid INT = NULL, ctxt INT = NULL, messageFrom INT = NULL, byTimeStamp BOOLEAN = FALSE) RETURNS SETOF ...
3
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1answer
293 views

What are the privileges required to execute a trigger function in PostgreSQL 8.4?

What are the privileges required to execute a trigger function in PostgreSQL 8.4? It seems that the privileges set to a role does not matter to execute a trigger function. I think I have seen some ...
2
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Use select query in stored procedure

I have some questions about stored procedures. Using select query inside the stored procedure is efficent or using select query in front end. Which is take less time and give the result is fast or if ...
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1answer
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Postgres - Schema information within Trigger?

Background : (Multi-tenant design;separate schema per customer, all table structures identical;Data-warehouse / non-OLTP system here; Postgres 9.2.x). Reviewing patterns for the following problem: I ...
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1answer
620 views

PostgreSQL stored function that returns arbitrary resultset

I would like to write a PostgreSQL stored function that essentially behaves like the stored procedures I know and love from MSSQL and MySQL where I can just wrap a query that takes no parameters and ...
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1answer
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PostgreSQL stored procedure to return rows or empty set

I have stored procedure, which RETURNS SETOF ct_custom_type and inside I do RETURN QUERY EXECUTE 'some dynamic query' And I want to do this: If this 'dynamic query' returns >= 10 rows, I want to ...
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PostgreSQL stored procedure which can return one of two custom rowtypes

I want to have one function, which can return two different types of rows according to given parameter. For example (simplified example) I have function like this: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION ...
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1answer
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Error: set_valued function called in context that cannot accept a set. What is it about?

I use Postgresql 9.1, with ubuntu 12.04. Inspired by Craig's answer to my question Concatenation of setof type or setof record I thought I would go well with using return query, setof record, and a ...
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1answer
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Concatenation of setof type or setof record

I use Postgresql 9.1 with Ubuntu 12.04. In a plpgsql function I try to concatenate setof type returned from another function. the type pair_id_value in question is created with create type ...
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1answer
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Special syntax sth.name() in the CREATE FUNCTION statement, what does it mean?

In this SO question about stored procedures in plpgsql, the stored procedure look like sth.name(). I don't know what is the meaning of the prefix sth. For example: create or replace function ...
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1answer
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Correct use of VOLATILE COST (and ROWS) indications in Postgresql stored procedure

While looking at several examples of pl/python and pl/pgsql, I have seen many - but not all - using volatile cost. ie: CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION my_function() RETURNS setof record AS $BODY$ -- ...
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1answer
463 views

Cannot `create function` in plpython3u, permission denied

As postgres user, I have create extension plpython3u; in my database then I have set the plpython3u to trusted: select lanpltrusted from pg_language where lanname like 'plpython3u'; returns true but ...
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1answer
265 views

Cannot use python3 as stored procedure language in posgresql database

I want to have python3 in my postgresql database for writing stored procedures. Being in the psql client, when I enter the command create extension plpython3u I get the error: couldn't open ...
0
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1answer
287 views

Difference between return next and return record

What is the difference between RETURN NEXT and RETURN RECORD in PL/pgSQL? I find the manual quite confusing in explaining what RETURN RECORD actually does. What is a RECORD type?
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1answer
535 views

returning set of records in stored procedure

I would like to return a set of records from a pl/pgsql. Is there a way to do that without using the "for" construct and cursors? For instance when I compared these two stored procedures: create or ...
2
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1answer
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Declare variable of table type in PL/pgSQL

I am wondering if there is a way to declare a variable of type table in PL/pgSQL to hold query results? For instance how can I express something like: q1 = select * from foo; q2 = select * from bar; ...
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1answer
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PostgreSQL 8.4: How to tell if a procedural language is installed or not?

I have a setup program that requires plpgsql to install stored procedures in a PostgreSQL 8.4 database. I need to make sure the language is installed or the app will fail. I don't want to drop the ...
7
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3answers
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Store a formula in a table and use the formula in a function

I have a PostgreSQL 9.1 database where part of it handles agent commissions. Each agent has his/her own formula of calculation how much commission they get. I have a function to generate the amount of ...
2
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2answers
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How do I save functions to individual files in PostgreSQL?

I maintain a legacy application that uses a PostgreSQL database. The application is heavily dependent on stored procedures (aka functions). I want to save these functions to files named after the ...
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2answers
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PostgreSQL procedural languages - differences between PL/pgSQL and SQL

Can anybody please summarize the differences between: http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/xfunc-sql.html and http://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.1/static/plpgsql.html ? Main points: ...
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1answer
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Function/procedure to use dblink to fetch remote data and insert to multiple local tables

Am trying to fetch data from remote db and insert into three local tables. Currently I have a query which is successfully getting the data into one table. But now I was thinking of creating a ...
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PostgreSQL Stored Procedure Performance

Coming from a MySQL background, where stored procedure performance (older article) and usability are questionable, I am evaluating PostgreSQL for a new product for my company. One of the things I ...
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1answer
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Passing an array or record to a stored procedure in PostgreSQL

I have a task to pass arrays, records and in some cases array of records as a parameter to the stored procedures in PostgreSQL. Any ideas?
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What are the differences between “Stored Procedures” and “Stored Functions”?

So a comment from this question mentions, that there is a slight difference in "Stored Procedrues" and "Stored Funtions" in PostgreSQL. The comment links to a wikipedia article but some of this don't ...