Ian Barwick wrote > Hi, > > The JDBC API provides the getGeneratedKeys() method as a way of retrieving > primary key values without the need to explicitly specify the primary key > column(s). This is a widely-used feature, however the implementation has > significant > performance drawbacks. > > Currently this feature is implemented in the JDBC driver by appending > "RETURNING *" to the supplied statement. However this means all columns of > affected rows will be returned to the client, which causes significant > performance problems, particularly on wide tables. To mitigate this, it > would > be desirable to enable the JDBC driver to request only the primary key > value(s).
Seems like a good idea. > ERROR: Relation does not have any primary key(s) "Relation does not have a primary key." or "Relation has no primary key." (preferred) By definition it cannot have more than one so it must have none. It could have multiple unique constraints but I do not believe they are considered if not tagged as primary. David J. -- View this message in context: http://postgresql.1045698.n5.nabble.com/RETURNING-PRIMARY-KEY-syntax-extension-tp5806462p5806463.html Sent from the PostgreSQL - hackers mailing list archive at Nabble.com. -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers