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Re: A new feature patch and a bug fix

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: Guillaume Lelarge <guillaume(at)lelarge(dot)info>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: A new feature patch and a bug fix
Date: 2007-12-17 15:52:15
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Guillaume Lelarge wrote:
> Hi,
> Let's begin with the bug fix. I've found that I can set the owner of an
> object only from login role. pgAdmin doesn't allow me to set ownership
> to a group. psql allows it, so I think this is a bug. The patch named
> "dlgProperty.patch" fixes this issue.

OK... but can you really assign ownership to a group as well as a group
role? For example, from:

This form changes the owner of the table, index, sequence, or view to
the specified user.

That implies just users to me.

> I found this when I tried to add "reassign owned by" and "drop owned by"
> functionalities to pgAdmin. I first thought I would add this with the
> drop-user code but I prefer to make it available alone. So I used my
> well known way : a new contextual menu (in fact two : "Reassign Owned
> To..." and "Drop Owned"). The first one opens a wxSingleChoiceDialog
> dialog for the user to choose a role from. The second one waits for a
> confirmation and then fires the SQL statement. My problem is here : on a
> user contextual menu, the only connection I can get is the maintenance
> connection. So I will only be able to reassign or drop objects within
> the maintenance database. I was wondering if there was a way to get a
> handle to the last open connection ? or if there was another way ? for
> example asking the user to choose the database to connect to and fire
> the SQL statement ? or asking the user to select a database where he's
> already connected to ?

Yeah, I think that's going to be the only way - present a list of
databases on the server. Or do it the other way round and add the
functionality to the database object and present a list of roles to
choose from.


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