Michelle Konzack wrote:
> I have a table where I have a serialnumber which shuld be increased be
> each INSERT. I know I can use max() to get the highest number, but how
> can I use it in a INSERT statement?
> There was a message for some month a message describing it on this list
> but I do not find the message anymore...
You want to use 'SERIAL' or 'BIGSERIAL' data type. Then, for your
insert statement, use the 'RETURNING' clause like this:
CREATE TABLE mytable (
mypkey SERIAL NOT NULL,
INSERT INTO mytable (somecol)
VALUES ('this is a test)
You'll get your insert statement to return the integer value generated
by the SERIAL sequence.
These features are way more powerful than AUTO_INCREMENT.
> Thanks, Greetings and nice Day/Evening
> Michelle Konzack
> 24V Electronic Engineer
> Tamay Dogan Network
> Debian GNU/Linux Consultant
D. Dante Lorenso
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