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Function's final statement must be a SELECT

From: "Premil Agarwal" <preagarw(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Function's final statement must be a SELECT
Date: 2008-05-14 20:23:33
Message-ID: 92aa956e0805141323y3c14fe2p4e10ba9c67637c49@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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I am trying to write a function in PgAdmin 1.8.2 for postgres 8.3. The
function should check the input parameter for NULL. If its NULL then
function should return 'Auto' otherwise return the input as such.


CREATE FUNCTION check_for_null( inp character varying) RETURNS character
varying AS $$
    DECLARE
        temp1 character varying := 'Auto';
        temp2 character varying := inp;
    BEGIN

        IF temp2 IS NOT NULL THEN
        temp1 := temp2;
        END IF;

        RETURN temp1;
    END;
$$ LANGUAGE SQL;

When I hit 'OK' in create function window, I get following error :-

ERROR: return type mismatch in function declared to return *character
varying
DETAIL*: Function's *final statement must be a SELECT*.
CONTEXT: SQL function "check_for_null"

Any suggestions why this happens ??

Thanks

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