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Passing Parameters To Command Scripts

From: "Duncan Garland" <duncan(dot)garland(at)ntlworld(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Passing Parameters To Command Scripts
Date: 2006-11-15 14:56:23
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I'm in the process of converting some Oracle SQL scripts to Postgres. Many
of the scripts accept arguments along the following

@tmp.sql fred

I can't find the Postgres equivalent.

This works from outside Postgres:

psql -f tmp.sql -v arg1=fred

This works from within psql

\set arg1 fred
\i tmp.sql
\unset arg1

But the following all fail

\i tmp.sql fred
\i tmp.sql arg1=fred
\i tmp.sql -v arg1=fred

Can anyone help? What is the correct syntax?


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