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Function VS. Embedded SQL

Function VS. Embedded SQL

Function VS. Embedded SQL


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();


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


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

Thanks boaconstrictor.

best regards,


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