dblink_get_notify man page

dblink_get_notify — retrieve async notifications on a connection

Synopsis

dblink_get_notify() returns setof (notify_name text, be_pid int, extra text)
dblink_get_notify(text connname) returns setof (notify_name text, be_pid int, extra text)

Description

dblink_get_notify retrieves notifications on either the unnamed connection, or on a named connection if specified. To receive notifications via dblink, LISTEN must first be issued, using dblink_exec. For details see LISTEN(7) and NOTIFY(7).

Arguments

connname

The name of a named connection to get notifications on.

Return Value

Returns setof (notify_name text, be_pid int, extra text), or an empty set if none.

Examples

SELECT dblink_exec('LISTEN virtual');
 dblink_exec 
-------------
 LISTEN
(1 row)

SELECT * FROM dblink_get_notify();
 notify_name | be_pid | extra
-------------+--------+-------
(0 rows)

NOTIFY virtual;
NOTIFY

SELECT * FROM dblink_get_notify();
 notify_name | be_pid | extra
-------------+--------+-------
 virtual     |   1229 |
(1 row)

Info

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