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Re: [GENERAL] Trigger or Rule?

From: Adriaan Joubert <a(dot)joubert(at)albourne(dot)com>
To: Andy Lewis <alewis(at)themecca(dot)net>, pgsql-general(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] Trigger or Rule?
Date: 1999-04-26 13:33:24
Message-ID: 37246B24.6C4BC4C3@albourne.com (view raw or flat)
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> 
> select count(*) into cnt from <tablename> where new.<key> = key;
> if (cnt>0) then
>         delete from <tablename> where key = new.<key>
> end if
> 

Just looked at this, and this is not actually what you wanted. If you do
not want to replace the old row, do something along the lines

RAISE EXCEPTION ''Duplicate entry''

which will abort the insert. It's all in the manual.

Adriaan

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