Chapter 35. Triggers

Table of Contents
35.1. Overview of Trigger Behavior
35.2. Visibility of Data Changes
35.3. Writing Trigger Functions in C
35.4. A Complete Example

This chapter provides general information about writing trigger functions. Trigger functions can be written in most of the available procedural languages, including PL/pgSQL (Chapter 38), PL/Tcl (Chapter 39), PL/Perl (Chapter 40), and PL/Python (Chapter 41). After reading this chapter, you should consult the chapter for your favorite procedural language to find out the language-specific details of writing a trigger in it.

It is also possible to write a trigger function in C, although most people find it easier to use one of the procedural languages. It is not currently possible to write a trigger function in the plain SQL function language.