Personally where possible I would always internal features of any DB engine.
These are pre-compiled, tested for performance and are ingrained into the
system. So they can naturally be expected to be slightly faster than even
triggers. In the case of your question, why not use serial data types.
As to the threads, in any OS, unsynchronised threads can’t guarantee sequence
Hope this helps.
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Subject: [GENERAL] Multiple multithreaded insert
I have a table:
create table testpr(id serial,priority integer,unique(priority) DEFERRABLE,
and a trigger which, when added to this table, automatically sets priority as
the maximum value +1
CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION PriorityCheck() RETURNS trigger AS $$
NEW.priority := (SELECT coalesce(max(priority),0)+1 from testpr);
$$ LANGUAGE plpgsql;
CREATE TRIGGER InsertTrigger BEFORE INSERT on testpr for EACH ROW
EXECUTE PROCEDURE PriorityCheck();
Will the priority be serial, when there is multithreaded addition of values to
Thread 1 * insert into testpr(priority) values (1), (1), (1), (1), (1), (1),
Thread 2 * insert into testpr(priority) values (2), (2), (2), (2), (2), (2),
The result (priority):
Thread 1: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
Thread 2: (8) (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14)