Re: get column default value

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Yes, the manual is definitely your friend... :)

Jean-Christophe Roux wrote:
Erik,
Yes that's right 'execute' is the way to go. Looks like I am going to have to spend more time reading the docs on execute... Talking about reading docs, to reference your smart way to get default values, I have to go to 'system catalogs' at
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.1/interactive/catalogs.html
thank you
JCR

----- Original Message ----
From: Erik Jones <erik@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: Jean-Christophe Roux <jcxxr@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: pgsql-php@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2006 2:16:24 PM
Subject: Re: [PHP] get column default value

If you want to use variables in your queries with procedural  functions
you need to build the query as a string and use EXECUTE to run it like so:

EXECUTE 'alter table accounts_post_history_payout  alter column
payout_rate set default ' || payout_rate_in || ';';

Jean-Christophe Roux wrote:
> Hi,
> Thank you very much for the tip; it works fine and I can query easily
> default values.
> I have this function:
> CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION
> func_accounts_post_history_default(payout_rate_in numeric)
>   RETURNS text AS
> $BODY$
> declare
>     i integer;
> begin
>     --alter table accounts_post_history_payout  alter column
> payout_rate set default payout_rate_in;
>     alter table accounts_post_history_payout  alter column payout_rate
> set default 0;
>     return 'Default values have been updated.';
> end;
> $BODY$
>   LANGUAGE 'plpgsql' VOLATILE;
>
> The uncommented alter command works but the commented one does not
> work because it apparently lacks the new default value.  Any idea how
> I should change the syntax? I find it strange because I usually do not
> have any problem using parameters in my function.
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Erik Jones <erik@xxxxxxxxxx>
>
> >> Hello,
> >> How can I get the default value for a column?
> >> To change the default value, something like
> >> ALTER TABLE dummy ALTER COLUMN value SET DEFAULT -12;
> >> would do the job, but how could I query the value?
> >>
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance
> >
> SELECT adsrc as default_value
> FROM pg_attrdef pad, pg_atttribute pat, pg_class pc
> WHERE pc.relname='your_table_name'
>     AND pc.oid=pat.attrelid AND pat.attname='your_column_name'
>     AND pat.attrelid=pad.adrelid AND pat.attnum=pad.adnum
>
> --
> erik jones <erik@xxxxxxxxxx>
> software development
> emma(r)
>
>
>


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