I have found under
Note: The PL/pgSQL EXECUTE statement is not related to the EXECUTE
statement supported by the PostgreSQL server. The server's EXECUTE
statement cannot be used within PL/pgSQL functions (and is not needed).
I'm especially stumbling over the "is not needed" part. My plan
is to write a server side function (either SQL or pgsql) that wraps
the output of a PREPAREd statement but I have no idea how to do this.
The final task is to obtain some XML for of my data via a simple shell script
psql -t MyDatabase -c 'SELECT * FROM MyFunction ($1, $2);'
The task of MyFunction($1,$2) is to wrap up the main data into an XML
header (just some text like
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
) around the real data that will be obtained via a PREPAREd statement that is
declared like this
PREPARE xml_data(int, int) AS ( SELECT ... WHERE id = $1 AND source = $2 );
where "..." stands for wrapping the output into xml format.
I don't know whether this is a reasonable way. I know how to solve this
problem when using a pgsql function and preparing the output as a text
string but I learned that PREPAREd statements might be much more clever
performance wise and thus I wonder whether I could do it this way.
Kind regards and thanks for any help
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