"Massimo Fidanza" <malix0(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> The query is the last but one
> UPDATE employees SET last_closed_deal = deal.id
> FROM accounts JOIN deals ON (account.id = deal.account_id)
> WHERE deal.employee_id = employees.id
> AND deal.name = 'Rocket Powered Skates'
> AND accounts.name = 'Acme Corporation'
> ORDER BY deal.signed_date DESC LIMIT 1;
> this query is not correct and doesn't work with postgresql 8.1.
It still works, if you enable add_missing_from. But I agree that the
example shouldn't assume that.
> My query that doesn't work is the first and I modify it in second form that
> is the correct one.
That appears to be an entirely unrelated issue, which is whether
aggregates in the SET list of an UPDATE make any sense. I'm inclined
to think not --- what are you aggregating over?
regards, tom lane
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