On 3/2/06, Tom Lane <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
"Jonah H. Harris" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE seem to work fine in normal operation but there is an
> error with DELETE RETURNING when used through PL/pgSQL.

Probably other places too.  I don't see any provision here for ensuring
that the variables used in the RETURNING list are actually computed by
the plan.  This would be masked in the INSERT and non-join UPDATE cases
by the fact that the plan has to compute all columns of the target table
anyway ... but in a DELETE it'd be an issue.

I think set-returning functions in the RETURNING list might give you
some fits too ...

Yeah, I got to looking into the special tuple handling code in execUtils for retrieving the old (deleted) tuple and there's something definitely getting lost along the way in some cases.

Jonah H. Harris, Database Internals Architect
EnterpriseDB Corporation

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