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Re: Custom runtime variables

From: Scott Bailey <artacus(at)comcast(dot)net>
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Cc: pgsql-general <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Custom runtime variables
Date: 2009-06-26 08:44:36
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> Scott Bailey <artacus(at)comcast(dot)net> writes:
>> I added the following lines to my postgresql.conf file:
>> custom_variable_classes = 'foo'
>> foo.name = '1s'
> 
>> Now if I do "show foo.name" I get '1s'
>> But it does not show up in show all or in pg_settings.
> 
> No, it doesn't.  It should still work in set/show though.
> 
>> Also, can the variable be stored in a specific data type or am I stuck 
>> with text?
> 
> There's no data type associated with it.  This is all an artifact of the
> fact that this isn't a genuine designed-in feature, but a kluge that
> someone shoehorned in.  You should have to declare the variable in some
> fashion...
> 
> 			regards, tom lane

Thanks Tom. So how about accessing it from from plpgsql or sql?

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