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Re: How to drop a temporary view?

From: Vincenzo Romano <vincenzo(dot)romano(at)notorand(dot)it>
To: Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: How to drop a temporary view?
Date: 2012-04-20 15:51:03
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2012/4/20 Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>:
> On Fri, Apr 20, 2012 at 10:36 AM, Vincenzo Romano
> <vincenzo(dot)romano(at)notorand(dot)it> wrote:
>> Hi all.
>> I'd like use a temporary view "to hide" a non-temp one  for some queries.
>> Later I'd need to drop that view in order to "revert to normal operations".
>> As there is no "DROP TEMPORARY VIEW ..." I'd be forced to "CREATE OR
>> REPLACE TEMPORARY VIEW ..." in order to "overwrite" the temporary one
>> with the same code as the non-temporary.
>> All this sounds quite complex to me. Is there a way to drop temporary
>> stuff before closing the session?
>> TIA.
> you can do it with vanilla DROP VIEW:
> postgres=# create temp view t as select 1;
> postgres=# drop view t;
> merlin

Ok. That works. How can I know if there's a temporary view with the
same name in my session?

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