On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 02:08:19PM -0800, Nick Boutelier wrote:
> I noticed that if I use...
> IF (TG_OP = 'DELETE' AND OLD.myColumn) THEN
> -- Do something
> END IF;
> when an insert happens, I get an error that 'OLD' has not been
> assigned. I would of thought that the control structure would just
> ignored the rest of the 'if' statement if the first part (TG_OP) was
SQL is not C, AND and OR in if statements do not short-circuit.
> Does this mean I have to branch out my control structures if I want
> better speed? If the first part of the 'if' is rarely true, then I
> might as well put the second control within the first.
Nothing to do with speed, the entire expression needs to be parsable at
the point it is executed. So in your above example you need to nest two
Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog(at)svana(dot)org> http://svana.org/kleptog/
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