postgres array stuff

A procedure that takes an array argument and inserts a row for each array element

Use generate_series.

insert into foo (
    select myarray[i]
    from generate_series(1, array_upper(myarray, 1)) as i

Also seen here, this can be made into an explode_array function.

create function explode_array(myarray anyarray) returns setof anyelement as
    select ($1)[i] from generate_series(1, array_upper($1, 1)) as i;
$$ language sql immutable;

Using this, the original query would become:

insert into foo (
    select * from explode_array(myarray)

Matching existing records to an array of possible matches

Just use "IN".

update foo set a = true where b in (myarray)

Array-building aggregate function

Also in the link mentioned above is a reference to the array_accum function that exists in the Postgres documentation.

    array_to_string(array_accum(, ' ') as tags
    inner join post_tags as pt on pt.post_id =
    inner join tag on = pt.tag_id
where = ?
group by


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