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Re: [BUGS] General Bug Report: obscure error when misusing table name as an attribute

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Diab Jerius <djerius(at)cfa(dot)harvard(dot)edu>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [BUGS] General Bug Report: obscure error when misusing table name as an attribute
Date: 1999-05-10 16:29:28
Message-ID: 199905101629.MAA06854@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Added to TODO list.  I like your error message much better.


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> Your name               : Diab Jerius
> Your email address      : djerius(at)cfa(dot)harvard(dot)edu
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> Category                : unknown
> Severity                : non-critical
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> Summary: obscure error when misusing table name as an attribute
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> System Configuration
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>   Operating System   : Solaris 2.6
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>   PostgreSQL version : 6.4.2
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>   Compiler used      : Sunpro cc 4.2
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> Hardware:
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> SunOS fondue 5.6 Generic_105181-12 sun4m sparc SUNW,SPARCstation-20
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> Versions of other tools:
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> flex 2.5.4
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> Problem Description:
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> I get a very obscure error message when I mistakenly use
> a table name as an attribute and compare it to
> an IN clause	
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> Test Case:
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> xrcf_tc_log is a table; there is no attribute in xrcf_tc_log
> named xrcf_tc_log
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> spectral=> select xtc_testid from xrcf_tc_log where xrcf_tc_log not in ( select trwid from as_run_cmdb );
> NOTICE:  unknown node tag 704 in fireRIRonSubselect()
> NOTICE:  Node is: { IDENT "xrcf_tc_log" }
> ERROR:  ExecEvalExpr: unknown expression type 704
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> Shouldn't it say something like "Yo Dude! no such attribute"?
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