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Re: pg_dump bug in 7.3.9 with sequences

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pg_dump bug in 7.3.9 with sequences
Date: 2005-02-02 21:21:48
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"Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> writes:
> However if you do the following:

> create table foo (foo serial not null, bar text);
> create sequence foo_seq;
> alter table foo alter column foo set default nextval('foo_seq');

This is flat out pilot error: you do not get to mess with the default
expression of a SERIAL column, because it's part of the internal
implementation of the SERIAL pseudo-type.  If I were going to do
anything about it, I'd patch ALTER TABLE to refuse the above command.

			regards, tom lane

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