Re: question on plpgsql block

From: "A(dot) Kretschmer" <andreas(dot)kretschmer(at)schollglas(dot)com>
To: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: question on plpgsql block
Date: 2007-04-13 06:28:39
Message-ID: 20070413062839.GB24558@a-kretschmer.de
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am Thu, dem 12.04.2007, um 15:44:19 -0700 mailte Karthikeyan Sundaram folgendes:
> Hi Gurus,
>
> I tried a plpgsql block from the php.
>
> example
>
> a='begin
> insert into table a values (....);
> insert into table b values (....)
> insert into table c values (...)
> select into p_var ... from table where condtion
> update a set column = <new value> where condition;
> commit;
> end;';
>
> I works fine when I call this block from php, whereas, I tried to copy the
> same value from the command line prompt or PGadmin GUI utility. Then it says
> "ERROR: current transaction is aborted, commands ignored until end of
> transaction block"
>
> Why?

My guess:

PHP treat each line separately and sends line by line to the server and
adds the missing ';' if necessary.

If you send this from the GUI the server received one big command with
syntax-errors, because the missing ';' after some commands.

Andreas
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