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Re: \df

From: Stefan Weiss <spaceman(at)foo(dot)at>
To: <pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: \df
Date: 2004-05-07 23:39:35
Message-ID: 200405080139.35083.spaceman@foo.at (view raw or flat)
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Lists: pgsql-sql
On Saturday, 08 May 2004 01:15, Jie Liang wrote:
> What sql statement equal to \df function_name
> I want to know the result data type for a given function within plpgsql.


Try the -E switch for pgsql:


spaceman(at)weyoun:~ $ psql -E
Welcome to psql 7.4.2, the PostgreSQL interactive terminal.

Type:  \copyright for distribution terms
       \h for help with SQL commands
       \? for help on internal slash commands
       \g or terminate with semicolon to execute query
       \q to quit

spaceman=# \df alt_to_iso

********* QUERY **********
SELECT CASE WHEN p.proretset THEN 'setof ' ELSE '' END ||
  pg_catalog.format_type(p.prorettype, NULL) as "Result data type",
  n.nspname as "Schema",
  p.proname as "Name",
  pg_catalog.oidvectortypes(p.proargtypes) as "Argument data types"
FROM pg_catalog.pg_proc p
     LEFT JOIN pg_catalog.pg_namespace n ON n.oid = p.pronamespace
WHERE p.prorettype <> 'pg_catalog.cstring'::pg_catalog.regtype
      AND p.proargtypes[0] <> 'pg_catalog.cstring'::pg_catalog.regtype
      AND NOT p.proisagg
      AND pg_catalog.pg_function_is_visible(p.oid)
      AND p.proname ~ '^alt_to_iso$'
ORDER BY 2, 3, 1, 4;
**************************

                         List of functions
 Result data type |   Schema   |    Name    |     Argument data types
------------------+------------+------------+---------------------------------------------
 void             | pg_catalog | alt_to_iso | integer, integer, cstring, ... 
(1 row)


HTH,
stefan weiss

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