Question

I am referring to http://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/2009/11/howto-create-postgresql-table-partitioning-part-1/

To reproduce the problem, here is some simple steps to follow :

(1) create database named "tutorial"

(2) perform the following SQL query :

CREATE TABLE impressions_by_day (
    advertiser_id SERIAL NOT NULL,
    day DATE NOT NULL DEFAULT CURRENT_DATE,
    impressions INTEGER NOT NULL,
        PRIMARY KEY (advertiser_id, day)
);

CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION insert_table()
  RETURNS void AS
$BODY$DECLARE
    _impressions_by_day impressions_by_day;
BEGIN
    INSERT INTO impressions_by_day(impressions ) VALUES(888) RETURNING  * INTO _impressions_by_day;

    RAISE NOTICE 'After insert, the returned advertiser_id is %', _impressions_by_day.advertiser_id;
END;$BODY$
  LANGUAGE 'plpgsql' VOLATILE;
ALTER FUNCTION insert_table() OWNER TO postgres;

(3) create database named "tutorial_partition"

(4) perform the following SQL query :

CREATE TABLE impressions_by_day (
    advertiser_id SERIAL NOT NULL,
    day DATE NOT NULL DEFAULT CURRENT_DATE,
    impressions INTEGER NOT NULL,
        PRIMARY KEY (advertiser_id, day)
);

CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION insert_table()
  RETURNS void AS
$BODY$DECLARE
    _impressions_by_day impressions_by_day;
BEGIN
    INSERT INTO impressions_by_day(impressions ) VALUES(888) RETURNING  * INTO _impressions_by_day;

    RAISE NOTICE 'After insert, the returned advertiser_id is %', _impressions_by_day.advertiser_id;
END;$BODY$
  LANGUAGE 'plpgsql' VOLATILE;
ALTER FUNCTION insert_table() OWNER TO postgres;

CREATE TABLE impressions_by_day_y2010m1ms2 (
    PRIMARY KEY (advertiser_id, day), 
    CHECK ( day >= DATE '2010-01-01' AND day < DATE '2010-03-01' )
) INHERITS (impressions_by_day);


CREATE INDEX impressions_by_day_y2010m1ms2_index ON impressions_by_day_y2010m1ms2 (day);


CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION impressions_by_day_insert_trigger()
RETURNS TRIGGER AS $$
BEGIN
    IF ( NEW.day >= DATE '2010-01-01' AND NEW.day < DATE '2010-03-01' ) THEN 
        INSERT INTO impressions_by_day_y2010m1ms2 VALUES (NEW.*); 
    ELSE
        RAISE EXCEPTION 'Date out of range.  Something wrong with the impressions_by_day_insert_trigger() function!';
    END IF;
    RETURN NULL;
END;
$$
LANGUAGE plpgsql;

CREATE TRIGGER insert_impressions_by_day_trigger 
    BEFORE INSERT ON impressions_by_day 
    FOR EACH ROW EXECUTE PROCEDURE impressions_by_day_insert_trigger();

(5) execute

SELECT * FROM insert_table() on tutorial

We get

NOTICE: After insert, the returned advertiser_id is 1

(6) execute

SELECT * FROM insert_table() on tutorial_partition

We get

NOTICE: After insert, the returned advertiser_id is

How is it possible to get advertiser_id is 1 too, in tutorial_partition?

Was it helpful?

Solution

The trigger is passing back NULL, which indicates to the INSERT that no action is to be performed. Since no action is performed, the RETURNING * clause returns nothing. You're not going to be able to intercept (and override) the INSERT and use RETURNING in the same operation and get anything meaningful.

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