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Re: executeUpdate("SELECT INTO")

From: Oliver Jowett <oliver(at)opencloud(dot)com>
To: Joseph Shraibman <jks(at)selectacast(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: executeUpdate("SELECT INTO")
Date: 2005-03-15 05:56:35
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Joseph Shraibman wrote:
> How come executeUpdate() always returns 1 when the sql is SELECT ... 
> INTO TEMP tablename ?  I'm using pg 7.4.7

I just tried the CVS driver against 7.4.6 and 8.0.0 servers, and both 
return 0 in this case, regardless of the actual number of rows inserted. 
I don't have a 7.4.7 build to hand, but I'd expect it to behave the same 
as 7.4.6.

Returning 0 is ok according to the JDBC spec, which says that 
executeUpdate returns "either the row count for INSERT, UPDATE or DELETE 
statements, or 0 for SQL statements that return nothing". We can't 
return a row count here anyway, as the server doesn't tell us the number 
of rows inserted by a SELECT INTO.

If you're seeing a return value of 1, that does seem wrong. Can you 
provide some test code showing the problem? We'd also need to know 
exactly which driver build you are using.

The test code I used is attached.


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