On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 1:57 PM, Jean-Pierre Pelletier < jppellet...@e-djuster.com> wrote:
> > I'm puzzled as to how search_path should be used,. > Should all references be schema qualified inside functions body ? > Pretty much...you can also do: CREATE FUNCTION funcname() SET search_path TO 'other_schemas_needed_by_this_function' AS $$ [...] $$ You don't have to specify the schema the function is going to reside in...but there is exposure if you don't. Or is search_path safe except in the body of functions used in index or > constraints ? > pg_dump/pg_restore tends to be very conservative in setting search_path. I'd say you are safe if you can successfully dump/restore and unsafe if you cannot. Cross-schema dependencies can be problematic and if you are not willing to test that your omissions are immaterial I'd say you should take the paranoid route an schema-prefix everything - either explicitly or by taking advantage of attribute setting options for functions. Views, materialized and otherwise, are other areas commonly affected by lax schema specifications. David J.