Skip site navigation (1) Skip section navigation (2)

Re: Special table names

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Marcin Krol <mrkafk(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Special table names
Date: 2010-02-26 14:51:38
Message-ID: 26736.1267195898@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
Thread:
Lists: pgsql-novice
Marcin Krol <mrkafk(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> Michael Wood wrote:
>> In addition to what Andreas said, try "\dS" (and "\?").

> Thanks, that's useful -- but that still doesn't let me tell where 'user' 
> table (view? alias?) comes from.

It isn't a table.  It's a function, equivalent to CURRENT_USER.

(Both of those are mandated by the SQL spec; we'd certainly never have
invented functions called without parentheses on our own desires.)

			regards, tom lane

In response to

Responses

pgsql-novice by date

Next:From: Michael WoodDate: 2010-02-26 14:54:48
Subject: Re: Special table names
Previous:From: Marcin KrolDate: 2010-02-26 13:35:22
Subject: Re: Special table names

Privacy Policy | About PostgreSQL
Copyright © 1996-2014 The PostgreSQL Global Development Group