On 4/1/16 1:08 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
Jim Nasby <jim.na...@bluetreble.com> writes:
Rather than this, I think an exclusive-or operator would be a lot more
useful. The only difficulty I run into with CHECK constaints is when I
want to ensure that only ONE condition is true.

"bool != bool" works as XOR.  If you need "exactly one of N" you could
do something like "(cond1::int + cond2::int + ...) = 1".  We could
wrap some syntactic sugar around either of these, but it's not clear
to me that it'd be any more useful than a custom SQL function.

It would prevent having to re-create that function every time... :)
Jim Nasby, Data Architect, Blue Treble Consulting, Austin TX
Experts in Analytics, Data Architecture and PostgreSQL
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