September 2nd, 2012, 08:01 PM
Raise exception from rule
HI I'm trying to find a way to raise an exception if the user attempts to enter a deadline before the current date but all I'm getting is a syntax error.
ERROR: syntax error at or near "RAISE"
SQL state: 42601
-- Rule: "DeadlineInput" ON "ComLog"
DROP RULE "DeadlineInput" ON "ComLog";
CREATE OR REPLACE RULE "DeadlineInput" AS
ON INSERT TO "ComLog" WHERE new."Deadline" < now() DO INSTEAD RAISE EXCEPTION 'New deadlinles must be after the current date %', now();
COMMENT ON RULE "DeadlineInput" ON "ComLog" IS 'Ensures deadline input is after the current time.';
September 3rd, 2012, 01:54 AM
RAISE is a PL/pgSQL command. Rules are written in SQL, so you cannot use an PL/pgSQL in there.
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September 3rd, 2012, 10:21 AM
Thanks, is there anyway of achieving this by writing a pgsql function and calling it in the rule. I tried this but it didn't appear to work, it always failed on input into the table.