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From: mikeo <mikeo(at)spectrumtelecorp(dot)com>
To: "John McKown" <newsuser(at)linux2(dot)johnmckown(dot)net>, pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Re: Simple search question
Date: 2000-06-20 17:09:56
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select setval('seqname',#);

At 01:17 PM 6/15/00 -0500, John McKown wrote:
>Alex wrote in message <39487DD3(dot)7F2BBAE1(at)ihug(dot)com(dot)au>...
>>> I had the same problem but was using Java, not PHP (I guess that
>>> whatever I can do in JDBC, you can do in PHP ;-)).
>>> SELECT last_value FROM <sequence>;
>>This brings me back to another unanswered question recently posted up,
>>it is impossible...
>>I declared a new table with one of the types as serial (which is really
>just a
>>sort of macro I believe, which automates the creation of a few things for
>>convenience), which initialises the last_value of the relation (the
>>itself), as 1. Therefore, upon INSERTing my first row, the serial number
>>at 1, next was 2, then 3, and so forth.
>> My question is, is it possible to alter the sequence last_value column, as
>>I need the serial number to begin from 1000?
>Nope, I tried doing an
>UPDATE name-of-sequence SET last_value=200
>and I got an error about not being able to update the sequence. However,
>always being one to hit a brick until it cracks, I then tried:
>DROP name-of-sequence;
>CREATE name-of-sequence START 1000;
>This seemed to work! When I then INSERTed a new tuple, the attribute defined
>as SERIAL actually got the value of 1000. Curious, but nice.
>John McKown (note - not! Jack, but John)

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