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Re: date() indexing error..

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Mitch Vincent" <mitch(at)venux(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: date() indexing error..
Date: 2000-05-26 15:52:57
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"Mitch Vincent" <mitch(at)venux(dot)net> writes:
> Using PostgreSQL 7.0 I'm Doing ...
> ipa2=# CREATE INDEX "app_stat_month" on applicant_stats(date(month));
> ERROR:  SQL-language function not supported in this context.

> ipa2=# \d applicant_stats
>      Table "applicant_stats"
>  Attribute |   Type    | Modifier
> -----------+-----------+----------
>  app_id    | integer   |
>  month     | date      |
>  user_id   | integer   |
>  view_time | timestamp |
> Index: app_id

Since month is already a 'date', applying date() to it is pretty pointless.

I don't really know why we have date(date) defined at all, but we do,
and it's defined as an SQL-language function --- which indexes don't
support at the moment.  Thus the error message.

There are a fair number of no-op functions in pg_proc that are defined
as SQL "SELECT $1".  We could probably afford to lose 'em all, and let
the parser treat these things as implicit type conversions instead...

			regards, tom lane

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