On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 5:16 AM, DFE <mimmopasticcio(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I create a table with Primary Key with name "gid" and type SERIAL.
> I have a dubt on the SERIAL type: this data type is a INTEGER (int4)
> type, but the sequence that is automatically created with pgAdmin has
> BIGINTEGER output (MAXVALUE 9223372036854775807).
> This fact can cause a numeric overflow during the insert?
yup -- if you're really worried about this, use BIGSERIAL. you could
in theory cap the sequence, but you'd just be trading one error for
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