Every so often, on irc, someone asks how to get value from column that is passed as argument.
This is generally seen as not possible, as pl/PgSQL doesn't have support for dynamic column names.
We can work around it, though. Are the workarounds usable, in terms of performance?
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Some time ago James Courtney reported missing functionality.
Specifically, when one uses auto-explain, logged explains contain query text. So, when such explain is then pasted on explain.depesz.com, it stands to reason that it should be able to extract the query on its own, without having to manually extract it and put it in query box.
It took me a while, but finally, got it working today. And you can see it in all four explain format:
Also, while I'm writing – it seems that somewhere next month, there will be 1 millionth plan uploaded to the site 🙂 Hope you all find it useful 🙂
On 29th of March 2021, Peter Eisentraut committed patch:
Add unistr function
This allows decoding a string with Unicode escape sequences. It is
similar to Unicode escape strings, but offers some more flexibility.
Author: Pavel Stehule <email@example.com>
Reviewed-by: Asif Rehman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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On 26th of March 2021, Noah Misch committed patch:
Add "pg_database_owner" default role.
Membership consists, implicitly, of the current database owner. Expect
use in template databases. Once pg_database_owner has rights within a
template, each owner of a database instantiated from that template will
exercise those rights.
Reviewed by John Naylor.
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