Today I Learned

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Identity Primary Keys on Ecto

Ecto, allow the type :identity to be used since 3.5 which is cool:

create table(:user, primary_key: false) do
  add :id, :identity, primary_key: true
  add :name, :string, null: false

  timestamps()
end

That generates this SQL:

CREATE TABLE public.users (
    id bigint NOT NULL,
    name character varying(255) NOT NULL,
    inserted_at timestamp(0) without time zone NOT NULL,
    updated_at timestamp(0) without time zone NOT NULL
);

ALTER TABLE public.users ALTER COLUMN id ADD GENERATED BY DEFAULT AS IDENTITY (
    SEQUENCE NAME public.users_id_seq
    START WITH 1
    INCREMENT BY 1
    NO MINVALUE
    NO MAXVALUE
    CACHE 1
);

The only issue is that thereโ€™s no option to change from BY DEFAULT to ALWAYS ๐Ÿ˜•

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