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Re: syntax error with execute

From: "Scott Marlowe" <scott(dot)marlowe(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "A B" <gentosaker(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: syntax error with execute
Date: 2008-05-30 20:21:20
Message-ID: dcc563d10805301321k6e602963ie889312715ce56f9@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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Pretty sure you have to create the query as a string and execute that.

On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 9:55 AM, A B <gentosaker(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> I have a query like this in a plpgsql function:
>
> EXECUTE 'INSERT INTO '||tablename||' ('||fields||') VALUES
> ('||vals||') RETURNING currval('''||seqname||''') INTO newid'
>
> and I get the response:
>
> ERROR:  syntax error at or near "INTO"
> LINE 1: ...','2008','4',NULL) RETURNING currval('id_seq') INTO newid
>
> And I do not understand this error. If I take the INSERT command and
> run it by hand, it works fine, but it doesn't work in the function
> when called by execute. Anybody has an idea on what is wrong and what
> to do about it?
>
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