Forum: Ruby on Rails Rails with postgres-oids?

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Philipp Ott (Guest)
on 2006-02-22 16:09
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Postgres supports oids which is a unique number for any row in a given
database. There is the 'id' already inside oids - wouldnt it be nice and
handy to turn on some global environemt.rb or database.yaml magic-switch
and rails uses the oids internally and transparently on the postgresql
adapter, sparing people the need to create auto-increment-serial ids
with postgres databases?

Lugovoi N. (Guest)
on 2006-02-22 16:12
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row OIDs work best only for internals - pg_catalog tables, for example.
don't use them as primary keys for your tables - it's ugly and is
(and recent versions of PostgreSQL have WITHOUT OIDS as *default*
option for CREATE TABLE)
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