Re: [SQL] undocumented setval()

From: Tom Lane
Subject: Re: [SQL] undocumented setval()
Date: ,
Msg-id: 18557.998839474@sss.pgh.pa.us
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Cedar Cox <> writes:
> When looking through a dump file, I noticed a setval(text, int,
> bool).  What is this?  It doesn't appear to be documented.

The bool parameter sets the is_called state bit of the sequence.
Without this you can't restore a sequence to a virgin "never nextval'd"
state.

Actually, none of the sequence-related functions are documented in
what I'd call a proper way.  I think there should be a separate section
of the user's guide "Functions and Operators" chapter that describes
them --- not a large section, but a section nonetheless.  Any
volunteers to write it?

            regards, tom lane


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