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Re: Pbm with aggregates on empty output

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Jean-Francois Rabasse <rabasse(at)lra(dot)ens(dot)fr>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Pbm with aggregates on empty output
Date: 2001-03-08 00:42:40
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Jean-Francois Rabasse <rabasse(at)lra(dot)ens(dot)fr> writes:
>    => select sum(1) from thetable where thevalue > 10000;
>    pqReadData() -- backend closed the channel unexpectedly.

Strange ... but rather than spend any time debugging 6.5.3,
I'd suggest updating to 7.0.3.  We've fixed an awful lot of bugs
since then.

BTW, what you will actually get is a NULL result, not a zero result.
Don't blame me, blame SQL92, because that's what it specifies for SUM
of no rows :-(

			regards, tom lane

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