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Re: How to implement word wrap

From: Andreas Kretschmer <akretschmer(at)spamfence(dot)net>
To: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: How to implement word wrap
Date: 2010-03-29 16:43:09
Message-ID: 20100329164309.GA12392@tux (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-general
Andrus <kobruleht2(at)hot(dot)ee> wrote:

> Database column contains large string without line feeds.
> How to split it with word wrap between words ?
> I tried to implement word wrap using
> create temp table test (line char(7));
> insert into test select repeat('aa ',10);
> select * from test;
> Expected result is that table test contains multiple rows and every row  
> contains two words:
> aa aa
> Instead I got string too long exception.
> How to implement word wrap in PostgreSql if  string contains words of any 
> size separated by spaces?

I think you have to write a function (plpgsql, plperl, ...), counting
chars per line and change space to newline if no more space in the line.
That's not really a SQL-problem ...

Maybe there are some perl-modules for that available, i don't know.

Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely
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