On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 9:16 PM, David G. Johnston <
> Hey all, looking for thoughts on a feature request:
> I run quite a few queries, using psql, that are intended for exceptional
> situations. When there are no results, which is expected, I still get the
> table header and basic frame showing up in the output. The option I'd like
> is to be able to suppress the output of the empty table (and header if
> there is one) or possibly substitute the empty table with user-supplied
> Thinking something that is used like \g
> SELECT * FROM (VALUES (1)) vals (v) WHERE v = 0 \ghideifempty
> [SQL] \galtifempty 'No values matching 0 in vals'
> The names are descriptive, not suggestions...
> David J.
>The option I'd like is to be able to suppress the output of the empty
table (and header if there is one)
*Have you looked at the TUPLES ONLY option?*
*Turn off printing of column names and result row count footers, etc. This
is equivalent to the \t command.*
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