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Re: Array operator "sum array values"

From: "Pavel Stehule" <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Scara Maccai" <m_lists(at)yahoo(dot)it>
Cc: pgsql-general <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Array operator "sum array values"
Date: 2008-03-31 15:29:25
Message-ID: 162867790803310829q7990facdo4c02fd56a71c7b7d@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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Hello

On 31/03/2008, Scara Maccai <m_lists(at)yahoo(dot)it> wrote:
> Hi,
>
>  is there a syntax that sums the values of an array?
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>  That is, having an array like
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>  {1,3,8},{5,6,7}
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>  something like
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>  select arr[1:2][2:3]
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>  gives
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>  {1,3},{6,7}
>
>
>  ; what I'd like is:
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>  select arr[1$2][2$3]
>
>  gives:
>
>  17 (that is, 1+3 + 6+7)
>
>  If there is no such operator, would it be complicated adding it to postgres?
>  I mean: is the "[:]" operator an internal thing (the parser "knows" about it) or is it just like any other operators that can be added ?
>
>

create or replace function sum_elements(anyarray)
returns anyelement as $$
select sum($1[i])
   from generate_series(array_lower($1,1),
                                       array_upper($1,1)) g(i);
$$ language sql immutable;

select sum_elements(array[1,2,3]); --> 6

Regards
Pavel Stehule
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