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Re: Create table doesn't work in plpgsql

From: Jie Liang <jliang(at)ipinc(dot)com>
To: Volker Paul <vpaul(at)dohle(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Create table doesn't work in plpgsql
Date: 2000-12-21 18:20:50
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I am not quite sure what you try to do.
However, plpgsql allows you use any DDL, most of functions defined and
sql operators.
I don't see the problem.


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On Thu, 21 Dec 2000, Volker Paul wrote:

> Hi,
> > I don't think you can use DDL(data definition language) in PL/SQL.
> > create table is not DML(data munipulation language) instead
> > it's a DDL.
> Thanks, but that leaves me with a problem.
> What I really want to do is something like
> select str from person where id=1234;
> where str is a string that contains an expression like 
> famname || ', ' || givname
> i.e. the final select is 
> select famname || ', ' || givname from person where id=1234;
> I know it's possible by building the select e.g. in bash
> and calling psql with it as an argument, but do you see a possibility
> that is closer to Postgres, e.g. in plpgsql?
> Volker Paul

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