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How to do functions in postgres

04-28-2013 10:00 AM
Robert Bernier

This session details how to create and implememnt user-defined functions in the PostgreSQL rdbms. The audience will be shown functions using arguments that can be overloaded and defined as polymorphic. One will be able to return anything from individual values to entire record sets.

A lot of people don't realize that you can do more than just execute SQL in a database to get results, you can program it to do whatever you want. When it comes to programming, PostgreSQL is one of the most flexible RDBMS in the industry; for every programming language used in the wild, there's a procedural language that can create functions using that language.