On Tue, 2005-07-19 at 17:04 -0400, Oliver Crosby wrote:
> > since triggers work with COPY, you could probably write a trigger that
> > looks for this condition and does the ID processsing you need; you could
> > thereby enjoy the enormous speed gain resulting from COPY and maintain
> > your data continuity.
> So... (bear with me here.. trying to make sense of this)..
> With triggers there's a way I can do the parsing I need to on a log
> file and react to completed events in non-sequential order (you can
> ignore that part.. it's just how we piece together different related
> events) and then have perl/DBD::Pg invoke a copy command (which, from
> what I can tell, has to operate on a file...) and the copy command can
> feed the ID I need back to perl so I can work with it...
> If that doesn't hurt my brain, then I'm at least kinda confused...
> Anyway. Heading home now. I'll think about this more tonight/tomorrow.

Well without knowing the specifics of what you are actually trying to
accomplish I cannot say yes or no to your question. I am not sure from
where this data is coming that you are inserting into the db. However,
if the scenario is this: a) attempt to insert a row b) if row exists
already, grab the ID and do other db selects/inserts/deletes based on
that ID, then there is no need to feed this information back to the
perlscript. Is your perlscript parsing a file and then using the parsed
information to insert rows? If so, how is the ID that is returned used?
Can you have the trigger use the ID that may be returned to perform
whatever it is that your perlscript is trying to accomplish with that

It's all kind of vague so my answers may or may not help, but based on
the [lack of] specifics you have provided, I fear that is the best
suggestion that I can offer at this point.


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