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BUG #5128: Returning nested composite types in plpython

From: "" <landreville(at)deadtreepages(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #5128: Returning nested composite types in plpython
Date: 2009-10-20 17:19:58
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The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      5128
Logged by:          
Email address:      landreville(at)deadtreepages(dot)com
PostgreSQL version: 8.4
Operating system:   FreeBSD
Description:        Returning nested composite types in plpython

I have nested custom types and when I try to return a mapping in python the
nested type gives me a malform record error. Here is my test code and the

create type type1 as (
	col1 text,
	col2 text

create type type2 as (
	col1 text,
	col2 text,
	test_type type1

create function returnComposite(test_one text, test_three text) RETURNS
type2 as
	return {'col1': test_one, 'col2': test_one, 'test_type': {'col1': test_two,
'col2': test_two}}
$$ language plpythonu;

select returnComposite('test1','test2')

ERROR: malformed record literal: "{'col2': 'test2', 'col1': 'test2'}"
SQL state: 22P02
Detail: Missing left parenthesis.

If I put the nested type as ('test': test_two) it will return me the type
but it includes extra quotes. The only way to make this work is make a
select using plpy returning a type2 column.

It would seem that the nested composite type is not being processed by
plpython and going straight to the rowtypes processing.


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