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Re: What causes a table's oid to change?

From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: Richard Ray <rray1(at)netdoor(dot)com>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: What causes a table's oid to change?
Date: 2002-10-08 22:58:23
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> I have a table with many views. I did something to cause the table to
> change oid. I don't know what I did. When I try to access the data using
> one of these views I get "ERROR:  Relation "documents" with OID 24389201 no
> longer exists". The table is fine. If I drop the view and recreate it it
> works fine. Can you tell me some of the common thing that would cause this?
> Can I "reset" the oid?

This is caused by dropping and re-creating the table.   Whenever you drop and 
re-created a table, all views based on the table must be dropped and 
re-created as well.   Someday, we'll fix this, but right now Postgres' 
performance optimizations depend on it.

Josh Berkus
Aglio Database Solutions
San Francisco

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