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Concat error in PL/pgsql

From: Hans Peter Wuermli <wurmli(at)freesurf(dot)ch>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Concat error in PL/pgsql
Date: 2001-01-06 17:29:22
Message-ID: 200101061729.SAA31739@obelix.spectraweb.ch (view raw or flat)
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Within a plpgsql function, concatenating TEXT strings from tables that allow NULL values return nil results. Please run the following. The result of the second select is nil.

Cheers, H.P.

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create table tconcattest (id char(3),str text);

insert into tconcattest values('hpw',text('Something...'));
insert into tconcattest values('wuh',text('and more of something.'));

create function fconcattest () returns text as'
 declare
	r record;
	output text;
 begin
	output := text('''');
	for r in select * from tconcattest loop
		  output := output || r.str;
	end loop;
	return output;
 end;
' language 'plpgsql';

select fconcattest();

insert into tconcattest values('abc',NULL);

select fconcattest();

update tconcattest set str='...again' where id='abc';

select fconcattest();


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