On 01/07/2017 08:15 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
> Ryan Murphy <ryanfmur...@gmail.com> writes:
>> 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.

I agree.

Perhaps the ERROR message should remain as is, and a DETAIL or HINT line
could be emitted with the entire column definition (or close to it)?
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