"Phillip J. Allen" <paallen(at)attglobal(dot)net> writes:
> dpsql := 'Select d.a_parm, d.f_parm, d.deltax, d.deltay FROM c_g_datum
> WHERE d.datum_id = ' || $1 || ';'; --this sql will only return 1 record
> So the real question is how do I formate the dpsql string.
You need to double or backslash-escape all those ' marks. Remember that
what you are writing is itself one big string literal --- that's how
CREATE FUNCTION sees it, anyway. The form depicted above is what you
want the value of the string literal to be, after the string-literal
parser gets done with it. So, use '' or \' anywhere you need plpgsql
to see a '.
Somewhere there is a handy page that illustrates how many quote marks
to write in various complicated situations. I thought it was at
http://techdocs.postgresql.org/ but didn't have much luck finding it.
Anyone remember what I'm thinking of?
regards, tom lane
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