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Ok. I have a bit of a dilemma here. First, please consider the following function:

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  1. CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION recent_lab(text, labs, treatments)  RETURNS float8 AS
  2. $BODY$select cast(substring(lab_result from '[[:space:]]*([[:digit:].-]*)') as float)
  3. from labs b 
  4. where $2.id = b.id and b.test = $1 and result ~ '[[:digit:]]' and b.time < $3.time and b.time > $3.time - interval '2 day'
  5. order by b.time desc
  6. limit 1$BODY$
In a nutshell, this function returns the most recent lab result within 2 days for a given lab test. Now my problem is that this isn't accepted as an aggregate function, and I need it to be. I've looked at the documentation for custom aggregate functions http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/s...aggregate.html and to put it bluntly, I'm baffled. Can anybody provide any insight in converting my function to an aggregate?
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