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CHECK Constraints

From: "Van Ingen, Lane" <lvaningen(at)ESNCC(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: CHECK Constraints
Date: 2005-04-22 16:02:41
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Hi all,
  the 8.0 manual says CHECK can be used in the following manner:
       CHECK (expression)
The only stipulations are that it must produce a boolean result (true or unknown) to succeed. 
If I were to specify a the following on a field named price in one expression, would it succeed?
     CHECK (price = 1 OR price = 2 OR price = 3)
In other words, I would want to raise an exception on any other value other than 1, 2, or 3. Can
this be done? All of the examples in the manual show a single check (like price > 0) .


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