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Re: Query inside transaction

From: Michal Táborský <michal(at)taborsky(dot)cz>
To: NMB Webmaster <webmaster(at)nmb(dot)it>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Query inside transaction
Date: 2004-06-25 10:38:50
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NMB Webmaster wrote:

> But if someone else runs the same transaction in the same time what 
 > value does "currval('sequence')" return? That one of the first
 > transaction or that one of the other transaction? Moreover, field
 > id is a unique primary key, it does not accept duplicates.

That's the beauty of sequences. They are transaction-safe. Co 
"currval('sequence')" will always return the same value of the previous 
nextval call within that transaction, no matter how many other 
transactions picked the numbers in between.

To demonstrate:

Transaction 1                          	Transaction 2
BEGIN;					--
nextval('seq') = 1			BEGIN;
do something..				nextval('seq') = 2
do something else...			COMMIT;
currval('seq') = 1

Michal Taborsky

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