On 8/23/07, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> "Ben Tilly" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > ... But then I need this (possibly
> > empty) list to have a valid group by statement at the end.  In Oracle
> > I used to just write it like this:
> >   SELECT ...
> >   GROUP BY $possible_term_1
> >     $possible_term_2
> >     $possible_term_3
> >     'end of possible groupings'
> FWIW, that will work if you write it as
>         'end of possible groupings'::text

Ah, that is the solution that I'll move to.

> I'm disinclined to accept it as-is because (a) it's highly likely to be
> a mistake, and (b) there's no principled way to assign a datatype to the
> expression, if we are to interpret it as an expression.
> Basically anything but an unadorned constant will work there.

As long as that behaviour is guaranteed, I'm OK on this one.


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