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Re: Insert vs Update syntax

From: Kaloyan Iliev <kaloyan(at)digsys(dot)bg>
To: Clodoaldo <clodoaldo(dot)pinto(dot)neto(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Insert vs Update syntax
Date: 2008-02-29 16:56:51
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Hi,<br>
<br>
I've solved this problem for me (Perl). I have a module DBAPI and write
a function InsertIntoTable($table_name, $hash_with_values,
$data_base_handler).<br>
I send the parms to the function in the hash (key1 =&gt; value1, key2
=&gt; value2 ...) and in the function I compose the insert and execute
it.<br>
<br>
INSERT INTO $table_name (key1, key2, key3) VALUES (value1, value2,
value3);<br>
<br>
So I suggest you write such function and solve most of your problems:-)<br>
<br>
Regards, <br>
  Kaloyan Iliev<br>
 <br>
Clodoaldo wrote:
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  <pre wrap="">2008/2/29, Martijn van Oosterhout <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:kleptog(at)svana(dot)org">&lt;kleptog(at)svana(dot)org&gt;</a>:
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    <pre wrap="">On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 01:17:20PM -0300, Clodoaldo wrote:
 &gt; When inserting into a table and there are many columns to be inserted
 &gt; it is hard to synchronize columns to values:


&lt;snip&gt;


 &gt; Is there some reason for the insert syntax to be the way it is in
 &gt; instead of the much easier to get it right Update syntax?:


Because it's what the SQL standard says. If you don't like it I suggest
 you take it up with them... But it's a little late to change now I
 think.
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I know about the standards and I'm not blaming postgresql. I just want
to know if it is worth to bring the the matter to some responsible
group.

Regards, Clodoaldo Pinto Neto

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