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Re: Function definitions - batch update

From: Marcin Krawczyk <jankes(dot)mk(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Function definitions - batch update
Date: 2012-02-22 07:02:44
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Thanks for the hints, I'll give it a try.


2012/2/21 Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>

> Marcin Krawczyk <jankes(dot)mk(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> > I've come across a situation when I need to add some constant code to all
> > functions in my database. Does anyone know a way to batch update all
> > definitions ? I've got like 500 functions so doing it one by one will be
> > time consuming.
> If you're feeling like a DBA cowboy, become superuser and issue a direct
> UPDATE against the prosrc column of pg_proc, being careful not to update
> rows that aren't the functions you want to hit.
> Slightly saner would be to read pg_proc and construct CREATE OR REPLACE
> FUNCTION commands that you then EXECUTE.  The latter, if not done as
> superuser, would at least ensure you didn't accidentally break any
> functions you don't own.
> In either case, I'd practice against a test copy of the database before
> doing this live ...
>                        regards, tom lane

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