"Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov> writes:
> Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> The usual procedure is to put the whole CREATE FUNCTION statement
>> into a file, which you can then send with \i. I'm not quite
>> seeing the point of having just the body in a file? It's not like
>> the body is typically useful to run as standalone code.
> The OP mentioned text highlighting, which has bothered me at times
Ah, that's a fair point, particular with smarter editors.
Seems like what you want here is a variant of \i that pulls in the
file, escapes it as a string literal, and appends that to the
query buffer. Then you write something like
create function ... as
A backslash command defined that way might have other applications than
CREATE FUNCTION, too.
regards, tom lane
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