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Using the system tables

From: "Steve Lane" <stevelcmc(at)mindspring(dot)com>
To: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Using the system tables
Date: 2000-12-19 02:47:35
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Hi all:

I'm writing an admin client for postgres and I'm having a tough time
figuring out how some of the system tables work. I have two questions:

1) Is there any place where the system tables and their fields and uses are
documented? I can piece together some of the function by doing things in
psql and watching what queries get generated, but I have not found answers
to all my questions, for example:

2) Which system tables do I query to find all the PRIMARY KEY and UNIQUE
constraints on a table? Other tools I have seen do this do it by find all
indexes for a table but this doesn't seem to distinguish between PRIMARY KEY

That's probably enough for now. Thanks in advance for any help.

-- sgl

Steve Lane
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