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Re: Trigger and Trigger function, Part 3 - success!

From: Matt Iskra <Matt(dot)Iskra(at)doj(dot)ca(dot)gov>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: mike(at)fuhr(dot)org, "John DeSoi <desoi"(at)pgedit(dot)com
Subject: Re: Trigger and Trigger function, Part 3 - success!
Date: 2005-06-20 17:15:44
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>>> Michael Fuhr <mike(at)fuhr(dot)org> 06/17/05 12:34 PM >>>
On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 03:05:23PM -0400, John DeSoi wrote:
> On Jun 17, 2005, at 1:32 PM, Matt Iskra wrote:
> >Thanks Mr. Fuhr, I used the psql and it worked. The pgAdmin tool must 
> >have been having trouble with my schema qualified SQL code. The 
> >trigger and trigger function work properly now.
> I don't think there is any problem with schema qualified code in 
> pgAdmin3. At least, I tried your function on the Mac version and did 
> not have any problems.

Agreed that that would be strange, especially since creating a
schema-qualified table apparently succeeded.  Matt, if you retype
the code in pgAdmin III, does it work?  As John mentions, you might
have had a special character in there someplace.  We're narrowing
down on the problem but let's not draw conclusions prematurely.

Also, please don't keep changing the subject header -- that can
mess up views of message threads.  Threads are usually easier to
follow if all the messages have the same subject.

Michael Fuhr


Sorry about the subject header.

I typed the trigger function exactly like before, I double-checked the code format for hidden code (its ANSI and CR/LF format), opened it with different editor (no weird char), and even put my editor into hex mode - nothing. I ran it using the pgAdmin SQL tool - error right at the function name - the second line in the code below. I run it on the psql command line and it works. Here is the source code again.

RETURNS trigger AS
  NEW.last_touch := current_timestamp;

I am, quite frankly, stumped. However this is not too important as I was able to create the triggers and get the test database up and running so the programmers can continue. I just file this sort of fact in my head, along with other database peculiarities. Oracle, Informix and SQL Server have plenty of weirdness so I just keep copious notes.


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