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Re: Globally Unique IDs?

From: "Mitch Vincent" <mitch(at)venux(dot)net>
To: "Rose, Keith" <keithr(at)aiinet(dot)com>, "'PostgreSQL General'" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Globally Unique IDs?
Date: 2001-03-30 18:46:45
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You can get the same result I suppose if you just use the same sequence
across all your tables.. Is Oracle doing anything more than that? You could
even make a quick function to get the next value from a sequence and call it
SYS_GUID() -- just an idea :-)

Good luck!

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Rose, Keith" <keithr(at)aiinet(dot)com>
To: "'PostgreSQL General'" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 1:42 PM
Subject: Globally Unique IDs?

> I am new to the mailing list, but not new to postgres.  I did search
> the mail-list archives, and didn't find an answer to this question.
> has a concept of a "globally unique ID" which can be gotten from their
> function call SYS_GUID().  Is there any plan to implement this (or
> analogous) in a future version of Postgres?
> --
> Keith Rose (ext. 2144)
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