> > Can't they SELECT from pg_proc?
> Making it a function would probably make the type-addition script
I guess, but much less flexible.
> > >
> > > The real solution would of course be extending the (Postgre)SQL language
> > > to find the OIDs automatically, like Oracle currently does for its
> > > COMMENT
> > > statement, an equivalent of which could be used in PostgreSQL to insert
> > > values in pg_description on the fly.
> > We return oid's as part of an INSERT. Is that what you meant?
> It is very hard (probably impossible) to use them from a psql script.
> If I remember the syntax right (have'nt used Oracle for >=2 years),
> I could do:
> COMMENT "this is a nice table" ON TABLE nice_table;
> COMMENT "this is an unnecessary field from a nice table"
> ON FIELD nice_table.unnecessary_field;
> Of course, to fully support it we would need a much improved foreign
> key support, so that we could set the ON DELETE CASCADE for the
> commented on tables, and do it so that the foreign key can references
> _any_ table ;).
> If we could manage that, we could really call PostgreSQL an OO database.
We could create a function that returned the previously inserted oid,
and use that in the next query.
insert into test values (4);
update test3 set val = lastoid();
Just remember the lastoid inserted in the backend code. Seems easy. Do
you want it added to the TODO list.
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