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Re: Insert using a subselect?

From: Jason Tan <jason(at)rebel(dot)rebel(dot)net(dot)au>
To: Francisco Reyes <lists(at)natserv(dot)com>
Cc: Pgsql Novice <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Insert using a subselect?
Date: 2001-09-11 03:18:07
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.3.95.1010911124729.27217A-100000@rebel.rebel.net.au (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, 10 Sep 2001, Francisco Reyes wrote:

> Does PostgreSQL supports doing an insert with a subselect as it's value?
> Something like:
> 
> insert into hearn_dates (date)
> values ((select distinct merge_date from hearn));
> 
> The error I am getting is:
> ERROR:  More than one tuple returned by a subselect used as an expression.
> 

Presumably you slect distinct is returing more than one value/tuple.

Run it by hand and see what it returns.


Jason


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