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Function VS. Embedded SQL

Function VS. Embedded SQL

Function VS. Embedded SQL

(OP)
Hi,

Which is better using functions to execute SQL statements or Embedded SQL...??? I'm currently doing Embedded SQL in C in an AIX environment.

Functions e.g.

 PreparedStatement ps = con.prepareStatement("SELECT img FROM images WHERE imgname=?");
  ps.setString(1, "myimage.gif");
  ResultSet rs = ps.executeQuery();

or

Embedded SQL e.g. "EXEC SQL SELECT img FROM images
WHERE imgname=......"

Thanks.

RE: Function VS. Embedded SQL

I would stay on using embedded SQL, becaus it is not proprietary to PostgreSQL. With embedded SQL you can change the database much easier, because it is a standard which is provided on several databases.
In the case of changing a db you just precompile your .pgc file with the new db and thats it.

kind regards  boaconstrictor

RE: Function VS. Embedded SQL

(OP)
Thanks boaconstrictor.

best regards,

raisin96

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