EXECUTE -- execute a prepared query
EXECUTE plan_name [ ( parameter [, ...] ) ]
The name of the prepared query to execute.
The actual value of a parameter to the prepared query.
This must be an expression yielding a value of a type
the data-type specified for this parameter position in the
PREPARE statement that created the prepared
EXECUTE is used to execute a previously prepared
query. Since prepared queries only exist for the duration of a
session, the prepared query must have been created by a
PREPARE statement executed earlier in the
If the PREPARE statement that created the query
specified some parameters, a compatible set of parameters must be
passed to the EXECUTE statement, or else an
error is raised. Note that (unlike functions) prepared queries are
not overloaded based on the type or number of their parameters: the
name of a prepared query must be unique within a database session.
For more information on the creation and usage of prepared queries,
SQL92 includes an EXECUTE statement, but it is
only for use in embedded SQL clients. The
EXECUTE statement implemented by
PostgreSQL also uses a somewhat
This file was copied from PostgreSQL 7.3.1 help system.