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8.40. VALUES

8.40. VALUES

Synopsis

VALUES row [, ...]

where row is a single expression or

( column_expression [, ...] )

Description

Defines a literal inline table.

VALUES can be used anywhere a query can be used (e.g., the FROM clause of a SELECT, an INSERT, or even at the top level). VALUES creates an anonymous table without column names, but the table and columns can be named using an AS clause with column aliases.

Examples

Return a table with one column and three rows:

VALUES 1, 2, 3

Return a table with two columns and three rows:

VALUES
    (1, 'a'),
    (2, 'b'),
    (3, 'c')

Return table with column id and name:

SELECT * FROM (
    VALUES
        (1, 'a'),
        (2, 'b'),
        (3, 'c')
) AS t (id, name)

Create a new table with column id and name:

CREATE TABLE example AS
SELECT * FROM (
    VALUES
        (1, 'a'),
        (2, 'b'),
        (3, 'c')
) AS t (id, name)

See Also

INSERT, SELECT