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Re: Trigger Procedures question

From: Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>
To: Jean-Francois Leveque <leveque(at)webmails(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Trigger Procedures question
Date: 2001-07-03 13:46:56
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Jean-Francois Leveque wrote:
> I want to check something before
> a delete is made.
> I made a before delete trigger that
> calls a procedure.
> The procedure raises an exception
> when I don't want the delete to be
> made (I could also have returned NULL,
> but wouldn't have get much information
> from it).
> The question is :
> What do I return when I want the delete to be made ?
> If I return OLD (known when deleting), maybe that
> cancels the delete too.
> I don't have NEW (known only on insert/update).
> I couldn't find the answer in the docs.

    Returning  OLD  from  a  BEFORE  ROW trigger let's the delete
    happen - no "maybe" here.  On AFTER ROW triggers  it  doesn't
    matter  what  you  return, the delete happened already (well,
    RAISE EXCEPTION will rollback of course).



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