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Re: add foreign key constraint after table creation?

From: Nabil Sayegh <nas(at)e-trolley(dot)de>
To: Rory Campbell-Lange <rory(at)campbell-lange(dot)net>
Cc: Postgresql Novice List <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: add foreign key constraint after table creation?
Date: 2003-05-26 19:46:00
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Am Mon, 2003-05-26 um 20.21 schrieb Rory Campbell-Lange:

> My problem is that I cannot load my full table schema using \i as to
> define peopel I need objects defined and vice versa. To get around this
> I though I could define the foreign key constraint on people.n_object_id
> after I had loaded everything. How do I do it? The alter table \h
> command isn't very helpful!

I'm not sure but you could try opening a transaction (BEGIN) before the
inserts and COMMIT it at the end.
AFAIR that way it's possible to have the constraints checked at the end.

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