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From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno(at)wolff(dot)to>
To: Q Beukes <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: OIDS
Date: 2006-05-19 15:45:18
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On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 14:21:47 +0200,
  Q Beukes <pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org> wrote:
> Hey,
> I have a few questions/thoughts about OIDS.
> 1. What are the pros/cons of having them against not having them in your
> table.

Generally you don't want to use them. Use sequences/serial instead.

> 2. Are they unique throughout tables/database/postgres setup.

No. If you want to enforce uniqueness, you need to add a constraint and be
prepared to retry on failures.

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