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Re: getProcedureColumns

From: Jeffrey Cox <namredips(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Kris Jurka <books(at)ejurka(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: getProcedureColumns
Date: 2007-02-14 17:31:19
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On Feb 14, 2007, at 10:32 AM, Kris Jurka wrote:

> On Wed, 14 Feb 2007, Jeffrey Cox wrote:
>> I can make them handy, but when you say they don't work do you  
>> mean it crashes, or what exactly. I ask only because the DBMS  
>> seems to have varying support for the method overall. below 7.3  
>> not being able to support the call at all, below 8.0 not  
>> supporting argument names and below 8.1 not supporting argument  
>> modes. when I say not supporting, I mean there is not column for  
>> the data in 'pg_proc'. I didn't actually try this against those  
>> over servers, but looked it up in the respective documentation of  
>> each server version. I suppose that information might reside in  
>> another table, I will have to install the other versions and find  
>> out.
> 1) Your tests try to create functions with named and output  
> parameters unconditionally.  These can't be created on older servers.
ok will change

> 2) The code you've added to TestUtil uses dollar quoting which  
> isn't available on all servers.
ok will change it.

> 3) The code in getProcedureColumns fails with a "couldn't find a  
> column named ..." for older server versions.  You need to either  
> add ", NULL as colname" to the sql for older versions or not fetch  
> these columns unconditionally.

yea.. I see that now.

So in the end, what you are saying is stop being a ninny and  fire up  
more versions of the DBMS and properly test this... sorry about that.  
Do you all have a recommended test setup. (i.e. do you have every  
version up and running?)


>>> 1) It's better to send all your changes as one patch instead of  
>>> one per file.  It makes it easier to apply.
>> good to know, would you like me to resend them?
> No, that's just a minor inconvenience, not an actual problem.
> Kris Jurka

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