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Final code: (It works) ALTER TABLE public.companies ADD COLUMN client_code_increment integer; ALTER TABLE public.companies ALTER COLUMN client_code_increment SET NOT NULL; ALTER TABLE public.companies ALTER COLUMN client_code_increment SET DEFAULT 1000; COMMIT TRANSACTION; BEGIN; -- Creating the function CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION users_code_seq() ...


Good that you went with the view row_number() solution If you were stuck on hard coding I know this works in MSSQL but have not tested with postgresql insert into table (article, user_id, id) select @article, @user_id, isnull(max(id), 0)+1 as [id] from table where user_id = @user_id


This has been asked many times. The long and the short of it: Don't try it. You'd run into all kinds of problems with concurrency, gaps introduced by deleting rows, etc. Make id a plain serial column and create a VIEW to display a running number per user_id. CREATE VIEW v_user_article AS SELECT *, row_number() OVER (PARTITION BY user_id ORDER BY id) AS ...


This sounds like you need to use a windowing function. something like: SELECT user_id, ROW_NUMBER() OVER(PARTITION BY user_id ORDER BY article) FROM [table] Just an additional note, you'd have to make sure you the sequencing is static and you get he same ordering based on the ORDER BY clause in the windowing function.

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