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Re: JDBC problem

From: John McKown <jmckown(at)prodigy(dot)net>
To: BogdanKRomski <b(dot)kromski(at)gaschka(dot)pl>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: JDBC problem
Date: 2000-08-24 23:15:00
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The syntax that I've seen is:

insert into KEY_ITEM (key_item_id,keyname) values
(select max(key_item_id)+1,'?' FROM KEY_ITEM);

Just out of curiousity, why not make key_item_id a SERIAL field? That way,
if you don't specify a value, it gets the next value from the associated

On Tue, 22 Aug 2000, BogdanKRomski wrote:

> Hello
> I'm using the Postgresql 6.5 and i try to perform statement
> INSERT into KEY_ITEM (key_item_id,keyName) values(((SELECT
> MAX(key_item_id) FROM KEY_ITEM)+1),?)
> and I get the message :
> Error: ERROR:  parser: parse error at or near "select"
> I'm not sure but  part  "(SELECT MAX(key_item_id) FROM KEY_ITEM)+1)" of
> statement does't work
> thanks for all informations
> Bogdan Kromski
> ps. on Oracle and Sybase it is working correct

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