On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 1:13 PM, Ertel, Steve <Steve(dot)Ertel(at)infimatic(dot)com> wrote:
> I am trying to start an OS executable every time that a table is updated. I
> know that I should create a trigger on the table, but how do I launch the OS
> executable. I have a background in sql server. In it we would use
> something like xsp_execute(). I am looking for the equivalent function call
> in Postgres.
You cannot do this with any "trusted" language (which includes
pg/plsql). However, you can use any of the untrusted languages like
pl/python, pl/perl, pl/java, pl/tcl, etc. Of course, each of those
languages has its own specifics dealing with starting executables.
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