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[SOLVED] Can we HOLD FORMAT SQLPSTGR to a temporary file? (Yes, we can)

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February 22, 2019, 11:28 AM
Wep5622
[SOLVED] Can we HOLD FORMAT SQLPSTGR to a temporary file? (Yes, we can)
As topic.

We tried:
TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT CAR
BY COUNTRY
WHERE RECORDLIMIT EQ 1;
ON TABLE HOLD AS #CAR FORMAT SQLPSTGR
END

That unfortunately throws an error:

 0 NUMBER OF RECORDS IN TABLE=        0  LINES=      0
 0 NUMBER OF RECORDS IN TABLE=        1  LINES=      1
 (FOC1400) SQLCODE IS -1 (HEX: FFFFFFFF) XOPEN: 42601
 :  (0) [42601] ERROR: syntax error at or near "#"
  Position: 15
 (FOC1414) EXECUTE IMMEDIATE ERROR.


The ON TABLE HOLD statement does a DROP/CREATE table, so creating the temporary table beforehand doesn't look like a workaround either...

Is there a trick to this? Am I missing something (obvious)?

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February 22, 2019, 11:43 AM
BabakNYC
Does it work if you don't have the AS #CAR?


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February 25, 2019, 04:20 AM
Wep5622
No, that creates a permanent table named HOLD in the default schema (public).

But! I found that the solution is actually rather simple; just write the table to the pg_temp schema:
TABLE FILE CAR
PRINT CAR
BY COUNTRY
WHERE RECORDLIMIT EQ 1;
ON TABLE HOLD AS pg_temp.CAR FORMAT SQLPSTGR
END



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