On 01/08/2013 03:07 PM, james wrote:
> Yes - but I don't think I can use COPY from a stored proc context can
> I? If I could use binary COPY from a stored proc that has received a
> binary param and unpacked to the data, it would be handy.
You can use COPY from a stored procedure, but only to and from files.
> If SPI provided a way to perform a copy to a temp table and then some
> callback on an iterator that yields rows to it, that would do the
> trick I guess.
SPI is useful, but it's certainly possible to avoid its use. After all,
that what almost the whole backend does, including the COPY code. Of
course, it's a lot harder to write that way, which is part of why SPI
exists. Efficiency has its price.
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