--- Michael Fuhr <__> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 06:25:25AM -0800, Riccardo G. Facchini wrote:
> > --- Richard Huxton <__> wrote:
> > >
> > > Add a new sequence to your database:
> > Good idea, but it won't work for what I need.
> > I'll be able to do get the nextval('my_session_id') as soon as the
> > session initiates, but my problem is that I need to make all the
> > subsecuent actions aware of that particular value. using
> > currval('my_session_id') is not good, as any other session is
> likely to
> > also change my_session_id to another value.
> Where did you get the idea that currval() would be affected by other
> sessions? Richard mentioned that sequences are concurrency-safe,
> as does the documentation.
> Can you give us an example of where this wouldn't work?
No, I can't provide it because your'e right. currval() is NOT affected
by other sessions.
Thanks anyway for the suggestion, using pg_backend_pid() solved the
uniqueness I needed. I'll keep the nextval/currval for another
thanks to all for the support!
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