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Re: Skipping numbers in a sequence.

From: GH <grasshacker(at)over-yonder(dot)net>
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Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Skipping numbers in a sequence.
Date: 2000-11-24 10:41:02
Message-ID: 20001124044102.A34282@over-yonder.net (view raw or flat)
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> 
> Er, to answer my own question, yes.
> I seem to have discovered that the maximum maxvalue for a sequence is 
> 9,999,999,999 (i.e. 10 digits) -- which leads one to believe that 10 is
> the max num of digits for an integer-type column.
[Must...stop...coding...while...asleep...and....braindead.]

The max for maxvalue is the max(integer) which I believe is 2147483647.

gh

> 
> gh
> 
> > 
> > > I was thinking about something like that.
> > > This table is used in such a way that each row corresponds to one item
> > > in an order. So, I suppose I need to guesstimate the likely-hood that 
> > > a company would sell (or have-shopped) n items. 
> > > 
> > > I just have that icky feeling that some day the sequence will roll over
> > > and hell with come after my ass. ;-))
> > > 
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > gh
> > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > > 
> > > > Cheers,
> > > > 					Andrew.
> > > > -- 
> > > > _____________________________________________________________________
> > > >             Andrew McMillan, e-mail: Andrew(at)cat-it(dot)co(dot)nz
> > > > Catalyst IT Ltd, PO Box 10-225, Level 22, 105 The Terrace, Wellington
> > > > Me: +64 (21) 635 694, Fax: +64 (4) 499 5596, Office: +64 (4) 499 2267

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