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Array from INSERT .. RETURNING in plpgsql?

From: Erik Jones <ejones(at)engineyard(dot)com>
To: "pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org List" <pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Array from INSERT .. RETURNING in plpgsql?
Date: 2008-10-07 07:27:55
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Ok, so the following works:

pagila=# select array(select s.i from generate_series(1, 10) s(i));
            (1 row)

but this doesn't:

pagila=# create or replace function testfun() returns void as $$
     vals int[];
     query text;
     query := 'insert into test select s.i from generate_series(1,10)  
s(i) returning i;';
     execute query into vals;
     raise notice 'vals dim: %', array_upper(vals, 1);
     raise notice 'vals[3]: %', vals[3];
$$ language plpgsql;
Time: 3.319 ms
pagila=# select testfun();
ERROR:  array value must start with "{" or dimension information
CONTEXT:  PL/pgSQL function "testfun" line 6 at execute statement

Is there any way to do what I'm trying without explicity looping over  
the results of the insert?

Erik Jones, Database Administrator
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