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Re: [INTERFACES] my problems with ecpg and arrays

From: Michael Meskes <michael(at)fam-meskes(dot)de>
To: "Coleman, Andrew" <colemana(at)navo(dot)navy(dot)mil>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] my problems with ecpg and arrays
Date: 1999-11-12 13:10:51
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On Mon, Nov 08, 1999 at 10:39:12AM -0600, Coleman, Andrew wrote:
>   I'm having problems loading (insert into ..) a c array into a postgres
> table.
> I have tried all the variations on syntax I can think of, and searched for
> the
> answer... and either didn't find it or didn't recognize it..

I'm afraid you find a real problem here. I just didn't think about inserting
arrays. If you give ecpg an array of int it inserts every single value as
one int. That means:

insert into foo(bar) values(:intarray)

is equal to:

for (i=0;i<maxarray;i++)
	insert into foo(bar) values(:intarray[i])

How shall ecpg see that this time it is meant to insert the whole array?

Anyone with an idea?

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