Shouldn't you be using INSERT ... RETURNING .. ; for this? Seems like the
"Andreas" <maps(dot)on(at)gmx(dot)net> wrote in message news:463CB520(dot)90208(at)gmx(dot)net(dot)(dot)(dot)
> So - generally speaking - it is not advised to use lastval() at all?
> At least not, if one is not 110% sure what happens in the application now
> and on later modifications of the client application.
> Thats a pitty, as I have only known lastval() for about 15 minutes when I
> looked in the documentation for the sequence stuff.
> On the other hand I ran today in troubles with sequences when I was doing
> a bit coding on a migration from MS-Access DAO + JET to DAO, ODBC + PG.
> With pure Access + DAO one can fetch the newly assigned AUTOVALUE by
> simply reading it out of the newly created record right after AddNew and
> before Update.
> With ODBC + PG. as backend the SERIAL is undefined between AddNew and
> And the recordset points not to the new record after Update but to the
> first record in the recordset.
> I had to use PG's CurrVal respectivly LastVal which would be easier
> without having to know the name of the sequence.
> I'm happy that I read your post before using LastVal all over the place.
> Dmitry Samokhin schrieb:
>> Accordind to the release notes, "Use lastval() function to replace
>> IDENTITY on 8.1 or later servers" was introduced in release 8.2.0205.
>> This may cause incorrect results: "<...> assumes that your database does
>> not expect any triggers to fire when the INSERT is executed. If a trigger
>> does fire and if that trigger adds another row to a table, the @@IDENTITY
>> global variable would be set to point to that new Identity valuenot the
>> one your INSERT generated. <...> work for simple situations, but not when
>> your database gets more sophisticated".
>> See "Managing an @@IDENTITY Crisis" on MSDN
>> (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms971502.aspx) for more
>> The PostgreSQL documentation states that the lastval() function returns
>> the value most recently returned by nextval in the current session. It
>> works the same way as the @@IDENTITY variable in MSSQL. The currval(...)
>> function returns a value of the explicitly specified sequence, this is
>> exactly what we need.
>> Please consider to revert the code.
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