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How do I prevent UPDATE on any record in a given table, but allow INSERT, I already have created a trigger which prevents update but I found that it also prevents INSERT.

EDIT
I can INSERT new row/record from the database itself but not from the form for a new record of the application that is connected to this database, after submitting the form, the trigger is being executed.

It's a web application built with Django.

TRIGGER FUNCTION

CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION prevent_updte()
RETURNS trigger AS
$BODY$
BEGIN
RAISE EXCEPTION 'Data modification not allowed';
END;
$BODY$
LANGUAGE plpgsql

TRIGGER

CREATE Trigger prevent_update
BEFORE UPDATE ON purchases_purchase
FOR EACH ROW
EXECUTE PROCEDURE prevent_update();
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  • Something was wrong with the database. I dropped the existing database and created a new database and everything works fine now. thank you, I have updated the question.
    – dsnewguy
    Apr 17 '19 at 9:06
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    Please do not edit your question if you found a solution. Add an answer and accept that answer. Without an accepted answer the question will remain "unsolved" Apr 17 '19 at 9:10
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You can use GRANT & REVOKE for this purpose:

 CREATE TABLE TEST (ID int, NAME text);

 REVOKE ALL ON TABLE TEST FROM CURRENT_USER;

 GRANT INSERT ON TABLE TEST TO CURRENT_USER;
 GRANT SELECT ON TABLE TEST TO CURRENT_USER;
 INSERT INTO TEST VALUES (1, 'NAME 1'),(2, 'NAME 2');
UPDATE TEST SET NAME='NAME 3' WHERE ID = 1;
ERROR:  permission denied for table test

db<>fiddle here

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