Aggregate hstore column in PostreSQL
Building on Laurence's answer, here's a pure SQL way to aggregate the summed key/value pairs into a new
array_agg and the
hstore(text, text) constructor.
SELECT hstore(array_agg(hs_key), array_agg(hs_value::text))FROM ( SELECT s.hs_key, sum(s.hs_value::integer) FROM ( SELECT (each(goals)).* FROM statistics ) as s(hs_key, hs_value) GROUP BY hs_key) x(hs_key,hs_value)
I've also replaced
to_number with a simple cast to integer and simplified the key/value iteration.
There might be ways to do this to avoid the numeric conversion, but this should get the job done:
SELECT key, Sum(to_number(value, '999999999999')) FROM ( SELECT (each(goals)).key, (each(goals)).value FROM public.statistics) as sGroup By key
This is a big smell that Postgres doesn't want to bend this way but:
create table test (id int, goals hstore);Insert Into Test(id, goals) Values (30059, '3=>123');Insert Into Test(id, goals) Values (27333, '3=>200,5=>10');Create Function hagg() returns hstore As 'Declare ret hstore := ('''' :: hstore); i hstore; c cursor for Select hstore(key, (x.Value::varchar)) From (Select key, Sum((s.value::int)) as Value From (Select (each(goals)).* From Test) as s Group By key) as x; BEGIN Open c; Loop Fetch c into i; Exit When Not FOUND; ret := i || ret; END LOOP; return ret; END' Language 'plpgsql';
I couldn't get sql fiddle to accept a multi line function body, in real postgres, you should be able to $$ quote this and break it up a bit.