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Re: START-value for sequences

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Erwin Brandstetter <brandstetter(at)falter(dot)at>
Cc: pgadmin-hackers <pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: START-value for sequences
Date: 2009-12-10 14:34:31
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On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 9:36 PM, Erwin Brandstetter
<brandstetter(at)falter(dot)at> wrote:
> Hi all!
> I have been absent to finish my uni degree. Now I am fully back at work and
> make heavy use of pgAdmin again, which inevitably leads to bug reports ...

Oh joy - there go my evenings :-p

Seriously though - great to have you back!

> Running pgAdmin 1.10.1 (Dec 3 2009, rev: 8025:8026M) on Win XP. Server: pg
> 8.4.1 on Debian Lenny.
> I think there is a glitch in the sequence properties dialog:
> I tried to change a run-of-the-mill sequence, so that it gives negative
> values. Could not be done with the properties dialog.
> "Value of START cannot be greater than  MAXVALUE" - but the properties
> dialog does not provide a field for START. Users are out of luck, has to be
> done with SQL.
> Screenshot attached.

Start Value becomes Current Value on the properties dialogue for
existing sequences. I hadn't noticed that that option was added for

That whole dialogue is a minefield to modify, as the countless
combinations of changes the user can make, can cause an
correspondingly countless number of combinations of variations that
are required in the ordering of the SQL statements to make those
changes. I wonder though, if having START fixes that for us by
allowing us to do everything in a single statement....

Anyway, I think his will have to be fixed for 1.12. As it's you,
there's no need for us to triage your bugs, so if you let me know your
community account username, i'll give you access to so you can log bugs directly (if you don't
mind, starting with this one :-) ).

If you don't have a community account, you can get one here:

Dave Page
EnterpriseDB UK:

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