On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 5:51 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>> DELETE FROM some_table USING some_table AS s
>> some_table.col1 = s.col1 AND
>> some_table.col2 = s.col2 AND
>> some_table.id < s.id;
> No, that's a self-join, which isn't what the OP wanted. You can make it
> work if you self-join on the primary key and then left join to the other
> table, but that's pretty klugy and inefficient.
> What was being discussed is allowing people to write directly
> DELETE FROM some_table USING some_table LEFT JOIN other_table ...
> where the respecification of the table in USING would be understood
> to mean the target table. Right now this is an error case because
> of duplicate table aliases.
Yes, the OP has already pointed me to it. Thank you for your explanation.
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