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Re: PostgreSQL does not support updateable cursors

From: "Richard Broersma" <richard(dot)broersma(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Premsun Choltanwanich" <Premsun(at)nsasia(dot)co(dot)th>
Cc: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PostgreSQL does not support updateable cursors
Date: 2008-03-03 14:31:36
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On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 11:06 PM, Premsun Choltanwanich <Premsun(at)nsasia(dot)co(dot)th>

>  Dear All,
>      Regarding to my conversation on mailing list as shown below, Is my
> problem related with any function on psqlODBC ? And, How can I fix it?
No, the problem is not with the ODBC driver.  The problem is that views in
postgresql are static non-update-able by default.  So if you try to update
and record in a view using a cursor or any other sql statement, you will get
an error.

This problem can be fixed if your view meets the following criteria:

1) your view is based on only one table

2) your create rules for your view that define how updates to the view are
to be handled/cascaded to the base table.

3) since postgresql rules can only handle update statements that affect only
one tuple at a time, your cursor must only be able to update one record at a

Richard Broersma Jr.

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