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pgTcl and Refcursors

From: "Philip A(dot) Chapman" <pchapman(at)pcsw(dot)us>
To: Pgsql-General <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: pgTcl and Refcursors
Date: 2004-08-25 17:08:25
Message-ID: 412CC789.5090501@pcsw.us (view raw or flat)
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Everyone,

I am about to begin a project which will use Java (JDBC) and postgresql. 
  In most Java projects, I do not embed SQL code, but create functions 
which have the SQL logic.  I call the functions from within my Java 
code.  For selects, the functions return refcursors, which the Java code 
can get results from.

However, a seperate team is going to be using Tcl to do some rapid 
prototyping.  I would rather re-use as much of their work as possible. 
If they also put all their SQL logic into functions, I can make my code 
call the same functions.  The question is, can Tcl process a resultset 
provided as a refcursor by a function?  I am not very familiar with Tcl, 
and a scan of the PostgreSQL documentation's pgTcl section didn't seem 
to provide an answer (at least to me).

Any help you provide would be appreciated.

Thanks,
-- 
Philip A. Chapman

Application Development:
Java, Visual Basic (MCP), PostgreSQL, MySQL, MSSQL
Linux, Windows 9x, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP

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