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Re: Special table names

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Marcin Krol <mrkafk(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Special table names
Date: 2010-02-26 14:51:38
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Marcin Krol <mrkafk(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> Michael Wood wrote:
>> In addition to what Andreas said, try "\dS" (and "\?").

> Thanks, that's useful -- but that still doesn't let me tell where 'user' 
> table (view? alias?) comes from.

It isn't a table.  It's a function, equivalent to CURRENT_USER.

(Both of those are mandated by the SQL spec; we'd certainly never have
invented functions called without parentheses on our own desires.)

			regards, tom lane

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