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Re: replace??

From: "Brett W(dot) McCoy" <bmccoy(at)chapelperilous(dot)net>
To: Bruno Boettcher <bboett(at)erm1(dot)u-strasbg(dot)fr>
Cc: <pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: replace??
Date: 2000-12-19 13:08:09
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On Tue, 19 Dec 2000, Bruno Boettcher wrote:

> actually i look up if the corresponding entry exists (comparing
> user-name and field-name) if yes i update, if no i insert....
> this isn't very appealing, but i couldn't find another way yet to make
> this shorter...
> would be nice if something like the following existed:
> replace settings set auser='toto',field='lang',data='fr' where
> auser='toto' and field='lang';
> update settings set auser='toto',field='lang',data='fr' where
> auser='toto' and field='lang' REPLACE;

What is the difference between replacing data and updating data in this

What you might want to do with your array (which in PHP can also function
as a hash, with string indices) is create a wrapper class that kind of
emulates a hash tied to the DB like one might do in Perl, so that whenever
you 'store' a value in the array (via a method), it will automagically
update or insert into the underlying database.  PHP doesn't do ties
explicitly, but you can emulate this behaviour with a PHP class.

-- Brett
The price of greatness is responsibility.

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