Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Re: [GENERAL] Returning NEW in an on-delete trigger

Jeff Davis wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-09-18 at 15:04 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> > This does seem like a bit of a gotcha for someone who writes RETURN NEW
> > instead of RETURN OLD or vice versa, but I'm not sure how much we can do
> > about that. Lots of people like to write triggers that fire on multiple
> > event types, so we couldn't throw a syntax error for such a reference.
> > A runtime error for a use of the variable might be possible, but a quick
> > look at the code doesn't make it look easy.
> >
> Here's a doc patch that may clear up some of the confusion.

Thanks, patch applied.

Bruce Momjian <>

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