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Re: [SQL] PL/pgSQL examples NOT involving functions

From: "Aasmund Midttun Godal" <postgresql(at)envisity(dot)com>
To: roland(at)astrofoto(dot)org
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [SQL] PL/pgSQL examples NOT involving functions
Date: 2001-11-19 13:51:17
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On 18 Nov 2001 22:57:05 -0500, Roland Roberts <roland(at)astrofoto(dot)org> wrote:
> 
>     Aasmund> Well, to the best of my knowledge your question is a
>     Aasmund> contradiction in terms: plpgsql is a procedural language
>     Aasmund> to use it you must create a stored procedure or
>     Aasmund> function...
> 
> Coming from an Oracle background, perhaps I don't see it the same
> way.  To merely *call* a PL/SQL procedure, I have to do something like
> 
>     BEGIN
>         MYPROC (a, b, c)
>     END;
> 
> So I *could* create a pl/pgsql function and call it like that, but
> since pl/pgsql procedures aren't compiled I wondered if I could do it
> inline.
I do believe they are compiled.
> 
>     Aasmund> However you are probably able to do many of the things
>     Aasmund> you may want with plain old SQL look it up in the docs
>     Aasmund> especially the case structure.
> 
> Thanks for this suggestion; I'll have a look at the case structure....
> 
> roland
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