"lmanorders" <lmanorders(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> I'm attempting to determine if a stored procedure exists. If it doesn't, then I want to create it. I'm developing in C++ using the libpq interface. I found the following suggestion in the docs to determine if a function exists or not. I tried creating what I think is an identical query in pgAdmin and it seems to work ok. Can anyone tell me why the following always returns PGRES_TUPLE_OK, whether the function exists or not?
PGRES_TUPLES_OK means you successfully executed a SELECT (or other
command capable of returning tuples). It doesn't imply anything about
how many tuples were returned. In this case, you'd want to check for
PQntuples() > 0, as well. And perhaps think about what you'd do if
you got more than one match, which is quite possible in view of function
overloading, schema search path, etc.
regards, tom lane
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