I am importing from the GUI a CSV file into a table. I have created the following table:

CREATE TABLE jira_tickets.daqa_rpt_tbl
  daqa_report_id bigint NOT NULL DEFAULT 'jira_tickets.daqa_id_seq'::regclass,
  project_name character varying(250) NOT NULL,
  jira_key character varying(250) NOT NULL,
  jira_summary text NOT NULL,
  issue_type character varying(100) NOT NULL,
  jira_status character varying(100) NOT NULL,
  jira_resolution character varying(250),
  jira_assignee character varying(250) NOT NULL,
  jira_reporter character varying(250) NOT NULL,
  jira_created text,
  jira_last_viewed text,
  jira_updated text,
  jira_resolved text,
  last_updated timestamp without time zone DEFAULT now(),
  CONSTRAINT "daqa_report_id_PK" PRIMARY KEY (daqa_report_id)

Error Message

When I import I get this error. Clearly the sequence is not incrementing when I move to the next row. Here is how I declare the sequence:

  CREATE SEQUENCE jira_tickets.daqa_id_seq
  MAXVALUE 1000000000000000000
  CACHE 1;
ALTER TABLE jira_tickets.daqa_id_seq
  OWNER TO postgres;
GRANT ALL ON TABLE jira_tickets.daqa_id_seq TO public;
GRANT ALL ON TABLE jira_tickets.daqa_id_seq TO postgres;

Any suggestions or trouble shooting would be greatly appreciated.

  • If your CSV import supplies a value for the daqa_report_id then that won't increment the sequence. You need to manually adjust the sequence after such an import. Search for "setting sequence value in postgres"
    – user1822
    Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 6:17

1 Answer 1


The column default for daqa_report_id would have to be:




That would just fetch the OID for the sequence object from pg_class, which is converted to a meaningless, static bigint number.

pgAdmin has nothing to do with this.

But just use the pseudo data type bigserial instead. It does everything automatically. Here's how you would add a bigserial to an existing table:
Most efficient way to add a serial column to a huge table

  • Thank you! Yep that did it. How I was importing the data was my only point for mentioning pgAdmin.
    – rray
    Commented Jun 5, 2014 at 10:05

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