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Bug ID16489
PG Version12.1
OSmacOS 10.14
Opened2020-06-11 02:29:49+00
Reported byDahan Jeremy
StatusNew

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The following bug has been logged on the website:

Bug reference:      16489
Logged by:          Dahan Jeremy
Email address:      (redacted)
PostgreSQL version: 12.1
Operating system:   macOS 10.14
Description:        

Hi,
I found this very strange behavior of the jsonb_path_query function :

Example : 
```
SELECT jsonb_path_query('{"a":["b","c"]}'::jsonb, '$.a ? (@ == $d)' ,
'{"d":["b","c","e"]}'::jsonb)
```
When using the jsonb_path_query function with a vars argument that includes
an array (here with key d), I cannot compare the queried array against the
vars array.
Instead, I get a per element comparison, which means instead of returning 
["b","c"]

the query returns 
"b"
"c"

just like the query
```
SELECT jsonb_path_query('{"a":["b","c"]}'::jsonb, '$.a[*] ? (@ == $d)' ,
'{"d":["b","c","e"]}'::jsonb)
```
(notice the $.a[*] instead of the $.a)

Interestingly, this means that the following query also returns the same
result
```
SELECT jsonb_path_query('{"a":["b","c"]}'::jsonb, '$.a[*] ? (@ != $d)' ,
'{"d":["b","c","e"]}'::jsonb)
```
(notice the != instead of the ==)

I could not find mentions of this strange behavior in the documentation, and
I would love to know if there is a way of comparing an array against another
array in a jsonb_path_query function call (without using a WHERE clause).
By the way, the current behavior can be useful for finding intersections of
arrays.


Thank you for this truly incredible project

Best regards,

Jeremy Dahan

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2020-06-11 02:29:49+00PG Bug reporting formBUG #16489: Cannot strictly compare arrays in jsonb_path_query call that uses vars