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How do I detect End-of-table or End-of-limit ?

From: "Jan van der Weijde" <Jan(dot)van(dot)der(dot)Weijde(at)attachmate(dot)com>
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Subject: How do I detect End-of-table or End-of-limit ?
Date: 2007-01-11 10:30:48
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Hello all,
I am using the libpq interface method PQexec() to execute SELECT
statements with a LIMIT clause. I declare a cursor with hold and use
PQecec() to execute FETCH NEXT on that cursor.
At a certain moment PQntuples() returns 0 after a fetch, but I cannot
check for the actual reason: is the physical end of the table (or
selection) reached or is the end of my limit reached.
In the former case I'm done. But in the latter case I can continue
selecting records by using SELECT with a LIMIT and OFFSET clause. 
Of course there are workarounds:
count the number of records (but if the size of the table or select set
is a multiple of my LIMIT value that does not work)
just try another SELECT and if the FECTH NEXT will fail again I'm done
However I am looking for something more elegant like a status flag in
libpq that indicate EOF or End-Of-limit.
Thank you,
Jan van der Weijde


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