Ryan Murphy <ryanfmur...@gmail.com> writes:
> So I tried using format_type_with_typemod() thinking that the "typemod
> info" meant things like NOT NULL, DEFAULT etc.
No, it means atttypmod, which stores info like the max length for
> when I was hoping for
> user=# alter table temp inherit entity;
> ERROR: child table is missing column "id" uuid default uuid_generate_v1mc()
> Is there an easy way to get the string that includes all those additional
> constraints/defaults etc?
No, and TBH I would vote strongly against including that much detail in
this error message anyway. That info could be indefinitely long, and it's
not especially relevant to the stated error condition --- for example, the
presence of a default is *not* relevant to whether the column matches the
parent. I'm okay with shoehorning column type into this message, but not
much more than that.
regards, tom lane
Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com)
To make changes to your subscription: