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Insert vs Update syntax

From: Clodoaldo <clodoaldo(dot)pinto(dot)neto(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "PostgreSQL - General ML" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Insert vs Update syntax
Date: 2008-02-29 16:17:20
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When inserting into a table and there are many columns to be inserted
it is hard to synchronize columns to values:

insert into my_table (
	...many more columns
	... the corresponding values

Is there some reason for the insert syntax to be the way it is in
instead of the much easier to get it right Update syntax?:

update my_table
set a = @a,
b = @b,
c = @c,

Regards, Clodoaldo Pinto Neto


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