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pg_exec

Name

pg_exec -- send a query string to the backend

Synopsis

pg_exec dbHandle queryString

Inputs

dbHandle

Specifies a valid database handle.

queryString

Specifies a valid SQL query.

Outputs

resultHandle

A Tcl error will be returned if Pgtcl was unable to obtain a backend response. Otherwise, a query result object is created and a handle for it is returned. This handle can be passed to pg_result to obtain the results of the query.

Description

pg_exec submits a query to the Postgres backend and returns a result. Query result handles start with the connection handle and add a period and a result number.

Note that lack of a Tcl error is not proof that the query succeeded! An error message returned by the backend will be processed as a query result with failure status, not by generating a Tcl error in pg_exec.