Thursday, February 07, 2019

Tales of mystery and imagination of DELETE RETURNING INTO

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Am I the only one who finds very odd this statement in the documentation of

This clause lets you return values from deleted columns, and thereby eliminate the need to issue a SELECT statement following the DELETE statement."

I mean, what do you really expect to find AFTER issuing a DELETE?

The editor must have been copying and pasting the text from the INSERT RETURNING INTO...

This mistake is present in all the versions of SQL Reference Manual, 18c included, to this date.

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