[Mono-list] Npgsql.dll

Chris Aitken chris at ion-dreams.com
Tue Jun 7 10:22:08 EDT 2005

> It's me again, back to try and write some SPROC.  I want to 
> try the second method (PL/PgSQL), but I'm assuming you get 
> back two arrays each with the same index, one for the 
> customername and one for the postcode.  Is that how you 
> capture the returned data in a dataset?

Hi Carl,

If you set up as per the original example. It will return a set - i.e. a
table, much the same as a pure SQL query. My example here returns (within

Row	customername(varchar)	postcode(varchar)
1	data				data
2	data				data
N	data				data

Obviously the above is substituted for the actual data (apart from row
numbers). As I mentioned, is is returning a set of 'type', where in this
case the 'type' is called 'tp_company' is 2 columns of varchar, one named
customername, the other postcode. The type must be defined first:

	CREATE TYPE tp_company AS
		(customername varchar,
		postcode varchar);

Now the actual SPROC is written:

	CREATE FUNCTION plpgsql_company()
		RETURNS SETOF tp_company AS
			r tp_company%rowtype;
			FOR r IN SELECT customername,postcode FROM
tblcustomerinformation LOOP

As can be seen, the function is defined as returning a set of 'tp_company'.
We then delare 'r' as being a row of 'tp_company'.

Then for each 'r' (row of 'tp_company', remember) in the SQL query, return
it, then loop until the end.
Return the whole shebang.

Hope this helps.

If you want me to write you an example for your data, let me know which
columns you want, table names & column types.


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