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Re: FW: RETURNING in stored procedure

From: "Leif B(dot) Kristensen" <leif(at)solumslekt(dot)org>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: FW: RETURNING in stored procedure
Date: 2009-05-23 10:41:34
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On Saturday 23. May 2009, Jasen Betts wrote:
>On 2009-05-22, Mehrotra, Abhinav (GE Healthcare) 
<Abhinav(dot)Mehrotra(at)ge(dot)com> wrote:
>>>Val:= insert into temp("hello") RETURNING seq;
>postgres seems to translate anything after a := into a select,
>(something I often exploit)
>thus you can do
>  var := expression FROM table_name WHERE condition_expression ;
>but INSERT-RETURNING isn't treated like an expression, or like a
>query so it doesn't work as above.
>> INSERT INTO temp("hello") RETURNING seq INTO val;

I still think that OP's syntax is the most intuitive one, and IMO it 
should be possible to do variable assignments this way in plpgsql from 
RETURNING values. It's the ┬źnormal┬╗ way of doing assignments in almost 
every other computer language that I know of.
Leif Biberg Kristensen | Registered Linux User #338009
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