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Re: Insert using a subselect?

From: Jason Tan <jason(at)rebel(dot)rebel(dot)net(dot)au>
To: yFrancisco Reyes <lists(at)natserv(dot)com>
Cc: Pgsql Novice <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Insert using a subselect?
Date: 2001-09-14 02:39:04
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On Thu, 13 Sep 2001, Francisco Reyes wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Sep 2001, Jason Tan wrote:
> >
> >
> > You need to make it return just one row.
> > It doenst knwo which value to use in the insert.
> > Jason
> so it is not possible to populate an insert from a subselect if there is
> more than one row/column?

I dont think so.
I _think_ that an insert can only ever insert a single row.

I _think_ you ahve to do a separate inssert for each row to be inserted.

But i ma not a postgres experet or an expert on sql and its sematnics,
just auser.
My thoughts above are from my won experience, not any absolute knowledge.

Jason Tan                                                jason(at)rebel(dot)net(dot)au
     "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. 
                 Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
                               ~Benjamin Franklin, 1759

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