Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> ... I'm wondering what kind of
> scheme we should use to allow clients to reserve some SQLSTATE codes for
> their own use.
> The errors I'm currently looking at can be thought of as "internal
> errors", so should I be using the class XX, or maybe XY as internal error
> on the client side, or maybe YE as internal error on the client side in
> ecpg (so YL could be libpq, YO the ODBC driver, etc.)?
It seems reasonable to reserve Yxxxx for client-side internal errors,
with as you suggest the second character used to identify a particular
Note also that there are several standard SQLSTATEs that appear to be
intended for client-side use, such as
> What about creating client-specific subclasses of existing classes?
Again we could go with reserving the Y prefix, although the namespace is
getting rather tight there --- if we use the next character to
distinguish different clients, there's only one character left for the
individual errors. Perhaps a dozen or so per client will be enough.
> Is the DB2 SQLSTATE reference, where some codes were apparently taken
> from, available somewhere? (A web search doesn't show anything useful.)
You need to google for the "DB2 Message Reference"; in recent editions
the SQLSTATE stuff is in Volume 2, Chapter 3. There are complete sets
of DB2 manuals available as PDFs at www.ibm.com. I don't have a record
of the exact URL I found it at, but I've been using a PDF of the message
reference manual for DB2 Version 8.
regards, tom lane
In response to
pgsql-hackers by date
|Next:||From: Bruce Momjian||Date: 2003-07-28 14:07:59|
|Subject: Re: Regression test failure date.|
|Previous:||From: Alvaro Herrera||Date: 2003-07-28 13:56:21|
|Subject: Re: Doubt w.r.t vacuum|