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Re: Oracle PL/SQL Anonymous block equivalent in postgres

From: Ashok Agrawal <Ashok(dot)Agrawal(at)Sun(dot)COM>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)skype(dot)net>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Oracle PL/SQL Anonymous block equivalent in postgres
Date: 2005-12-23 00:25:53
Message-ID: 43AB4411.1050404@Sun.COM (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
Lists: pgsql-hackers
I don't need ability to sit at a prompt and type stuff.

To be more clear, I am attaching one sample code. I would like to
migrate this code using postgres without converting into procedure
or function.


Bruce Momjian wrote On 12/22/05 15:35,:
> Hannu Krosing wrote:
>>?hel kenal p?eval, N, 2005-12-22 kell 18:19, kirjutas Bruce Momjian:
>>>Ashok Agrawal wrote:
>>>>Hi ,
>>>>Here is the requirements :
>>>>1. Development & Support team can ONLY have READ Only ACCESS
>>>>   to PRODUCTION Database. They will NOT have access to create
>>>>   stored procedure & functions in the PRODUCTION on the fly.
>>>>2. During application support, need to write script which
>>>>   uses procedural language (IF ELSE, AND , OR,  Cursor, Loop etc)
>>>>   to produce results or identify/fix issues. Number of this kind of
>>>>   Requests goes in hundreds during Quarter end.
>>>>Currently on Oracle as long as you have sqlplus read only access,
>>>>you can write PL/SQL block and get the work done.
>>>>Since postgres doesn't support procedural language except in
>>>>stored objects like procedure/functions, how do I achieve in
>>>>postgres without using stored objects. If this is not possible,
>>>>then does it make sense to add this requirement into TO-DO list.
>>>So you want to write procedural code on the client.  
>>I guess he rather wants to have dont-save-but-execute-immediately
>>pl/pgsql code.
>>could this perhaps be solved by having temporary functions, similar to
>>postgresql's temporary tables ?
> I am thinking they want the ability to sit at a prompt and type stuff.

Attachment: sample.sql
Description: application/x-soffice (12.9 KB)

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