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Re: Location of a new column

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net>
Cc: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>,Terry Hampton <thampton(at)limacorp(dot)com>, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Location of a new column
Date: 2004-04-12 22:36:09
Message-ID: 14551.1081809369@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Robert Treat <xzilla(at)users(dot)sourceforge(dot)net> writes:
> On Thu, 2004-04-08 at 09:55, Stephan Szabo wrote:
>> AFAIK, you can't using add column. It currently does no more than the
>> SQL92/99 spec requires in that respect (which is put the column at the
>> end).

> IIRC this option is available in 7.5.

No, there has been some discussion but no move to implement it.

AFAIR there is no reasonable way to implement it without breaking apps
that depend on the existing semantics of pg_attribute.attnum :-(.
Check the pghackers archives if you want to know more.

			regards, tom lane

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