I posted this mail on the general and sql mailing-list, but I got no
aswer, so I try to post it here;
if the question is bad-explained, please ask me more details...
I would like to use OIDs as a primary key on every table of my db,
because this seem to me a very smart thing to do..... but after some
experiment, I've decided to create a SERIAL field on every table, and to
use it as the primary key, and to abandon OIDs...
This is an example of what I whould like to write (and I can't):
CREATE FUNCTION firstTable_DelCascade() RETURNS OPAQUE AS '
DELETE FROM anotherTable WHERE anotherTable.OIDfromFirstTable =
' LANGUAGE 'plpgsql';
Well, this can't work because OLD is of type RECORD, and type record
have no OID :-(
(this is what I found in the docs, about RECORD:
"Only the user attributes of a table row are accessible in the row, no
Oid or other system attributes (hence the row could be from a view and
view rows don't have useful system attributes)" )
The main question is: can I get the OID of the OLD/NEW record in
A more general question is: what is the usefulness of OIDs, if I can't
use them in trigger?
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