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Bug ID15891
PG Version11.4
OSMacOS and Ubuntu
Opened2019-07-03 14:04:04+00
Reported byMaarten Jacobs
StatusNew

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The following bug has been logged on the website:

Bug reference:      15891
Logged by:          Maarten Jacobs
Email address:      (redacted)
PostgreSQL version: 11.4
Operating system:   MacOS and Ubuntu
Description:        

Since the update of my PostgreSQL server to 11.4 some of my automated
migrations of a web app (Phoenix on Elixir) started to fail. I’ve narrowed
it down to not being able to do the following:

GIVEN THESE TABLES:
====================
                            Table "public.users"
 Column |  Type  | Collation | Nullable |              Default
--------+--------+-----------+----------+-----------------------------------
 id     | bigint |           | not null |
nextval('users_id_seq'::regclass)
Indexes:
    "users_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (id)
Referenced by:
    TABLE "likes" CONSTRAINT "likes_user_id_fkey" FOREIGN KEY (user_id)
REFERENCES users(id)
------------------------
                            Table "public.posts"
 Column |  Type  | Collation | Nullable |              Default
--------+--------+-----------+----------+-----------------------------------
 id     | bigint |           | not null |
nextval('posts_id_seq'::regclass)
Indexes:
    "posts_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (id)
Referenced by:
    TABLE "likes" CONSTRAINT "likes_post_id_fkey" FOREIGN KEY (post_id)
REFERENCES posts(id)
------------------------
                                         Table "public.likes"
   Column    |            Type             | Collation | Nullable |         
    Default
-------------+-----------------------------+-----------+----------+-----------------------------------
 id          | bigint                      |           | not null |
nextval('likes_id_seq'::regclass)
 user_id     | bigint                      |           |          |
 post_id     | bigint                      |           |          |
 inserted_at | timestamp without time zone |           | not null |
 updated_at  | timestamp without time zone |           | not null |
Indexes:
    "likes_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (id)
    "unique_user_post_index" UNIQUE, btree (user_id, post_id)
    "likes_post_id_index" btree (post_id)
    "likes_user_id_index" btree (user_id)
Foreign-key constraints:
    "likes_post_id_fkey" FOREIGN KEY (post_id) REFERENCES posts(id)
    "likes_user_id_fkey" FOREIGN KEY (user_id) REFERENCES users(id)
====================

I am not able to run the (generated) alter statement:

ALTER TABLE "likes" 
DROP CONSTRAINT "likes_user_id_fkey", 
ALTER COLUMN "user_id" TYPE bigint, 
ADD CONSTRAINT "likes_user_id_fkey" FOREIGN KEY ("user_id") REFERENCES
"users"("id") ON DELETE CASCADE, 
DROP CONSTRAINT "likes_post_id_fkey", 
ALTER COLUMN "post_id" TYPE bigint, 
ADD CONSTRAINT "likes_post_id_fkey" FOREIGN KEY ("post_id") REFERENCES
"posts"("id") ON DELETE CASCADE

But the following statement does work:

ALTER TABLE "likes" 
DROP CONSTRAINT "likes_user_id_fkey", 
ADD CONSTRAINT "likes_user_id_fkey" FOREIGN KEY ("user_id") REFERENCES
"users"("id") ON DELETE CASCADE, 
DROP CONSTRAINT "likes_post_id_fkey", 
ADD CONSTRAINT "likes_post_id_fkey" FOREIGN KEY ("post_id") REFERENCES
"posts"("id") ON DELETE CASCADE

Is this how it is supposed to work or is it a bug?


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Thanks
Maarten

Messages

DateAuthorSubject
2019-07-03 14:04:04+00PG Bug reporting formBUG #15891: Cannot alter columns and add constraints in one alter statement since 11.4 update
2019-07-03 14:49:48+00Tom LaneRe: BUG #15891: Cannot alter columns and add constraints in one alter statement since 11.4 update