On Sunday, October 21, 2012 06:30:14 PM Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> On 10/21/2012 12:20 PM, Abhijit Menon-Sen wrote:
> > At 2012-10-21 11:49:26 -0400, cbbro...@gmail.com wrote:
> >> If there is a natural sequence (e.g. - a value assigned by nextval()),
> >> that offers a natural place to apply the usual order-imposing ORDER BY
> >> that we are expected to use elsewhere.
> > 
> > Note: "INSERT … RETURNING" doesn't accept an ORDER BY clause.
> No, but you can wrap the INSERT .. RETURNING in a CTE and order that.

Personally I find that a not very practical suggestion. It means you need the 
ability to sort the data equivalently on the clientside which isn't always 
easy if you consider platform/locale and whatever differences.

Suggesting nextval() doesn't strike me as very practical either because it 
means that you either need a separate roundtrip to the server to get a bunch 
of new ids which you then can assign to the to-be-inserted rows or you need 
the ability to match the returned rows to the inserted rows somehow. Thats not 
always easy.

Andres Freund           http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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