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Re: Get current trasanction id

From: Marek Lewczuk <newsy(at)lewczuk(dot)com>
To: jzobel(at)heute-morgen(dot)de
Cc: Lista dyskusyjna pgsql-general <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Get current trasanction id
Date: 2004-12-28 15:51:36
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Joachim Zobel napisał(a):
> Am Mo, den 27.12.2004 schrieb Marek Lewczuk um 20:54:
>>Michael Fuhr napisał(a):
>>>Why do you want the transaction ID?  What problem are you trying
>>>to solve?
>>I've already solved the problem - I found somewhere on the web a very 
>>simple C function, which returns transaction id. I need transaction id 
>>for plperl functions setVar, getVar (using $_SHARED array). Functions 
>>can write/read variables which are available either for connection or 
> It would be nice to have that in pgplsql. I once needed a transaction Id
> in oracle for a historisation trigger. It saves before copies of the
> modified records on a per transaction basis.
As I wrote before you can have it in plpgsql - you just need to install 
special c function as e.g getCurrentTransactionId() and you will be able 
to get id from within plpgsql - but I agree that this function should be 
in base SQL functions or at least in contrib modules.

C function is very simple:

#include "postgres.h"
#include "access/xact.h"

Datum getcurrenttransactionid(PG_FUNCTION_ARGS)
         TransactionId xid = GetCurrentTransactionId();
         PG_RETURN_INT32((int32) xid);

SET search_path = public;

CREATE FUNCTION getCurrentTransactionId()
	RETURNS integer


Marek Lewczuk


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