On 8/4/16 4:53 PM, Marko Tiikkaja wrote:
On 2016-08-04 11:23 PM, Jim Nasby wrote:
I've got a customer that discovered something odd...

SELECT f1 FROM v1 WHERE f2 not in (SELECT bad FROM v2 WHERE f3 = 1);

does not error, even though bad doesn't exist, but

I'm guessing there's a v1.bad?

This is a common mistake, and also why I recommend always table
qualifying column references when there's more than one table in scope.

Well now I feel dumb...

It would be very useful if we had some way to warn users about stuff like this. Emitting a NOTICE comes to mind.
Jim Nasby, Data Architect, Blue Treble Consulting, Austin TX
Experts in Analytics, Data Architecture and PostgreSQL
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