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Batch Table Creation - Foreign Key Problem

From: Daniel Whelan <merlin(at)ophelan(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Batch Table Creation - Foreign Key Problem
Date: 2002-12-16 21:24:13
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I'm trying to create a set of tables, some of which have a foreign key 
pointing to other tables in the same set. The problem arises when it 
tries to add a table before the table it depends on has been created. Is 
there any way to defer the checking of foreign key dependancies until 
after the whole transaction block?

Alternately, would I be better off creating the tables with no foreign 
keys, and issuing alter statements at the end to add the keys? Thanks!



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