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Can't set variable without an error

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I'm trying to put together a fairly simple query, or at least I thought it was, but even the most basic parts don't want to work so I have to take this piece-by-piece.

I am trying to declare a varialbe in PostgreSQL 8.4 and when I put in this:
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  1. url varchar := 'http://bytes.com';
I get this:
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  1. :6: ERROR:  syntax error at or near "varchar"
  2. LINE 1:  url varchar := 'http://www.chefa.com';
I get the same thing if I try to start the line with "declare "

Somehow I am missing something.
Jul 23 '13 #1
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Are you put it in plpgsql function?
Jul 24 '13 #2

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