On Wed, Jan 19, 2005 at 12:38:11PM -0500, David(dot)Jacques(at)CCRS(dot)NRCan(dot)gc(dot)ca wrote:
> I'm trying to make a generic function InsertValues().
> In order to do this (cleanly) I need to construct a field list from
> the table name passed in as an argument. However I see no libpq function
> to return the field names of a table. Does such a thing exist ?
I don't see a function that specifically returns a table's structure,
but you can use the functions listed under "Retrieving Query Result
Information" to inspect the results of a query against that table.
> I thought I was on to something by using the pg_attribute system table,
> but there is no field to relate a column to its table.
Yes there is -- attrelid is the table's OID. You can join attrelid
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