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some question about column constraints

hi,
I work on a tool that generates a creat script for an existing table.
My problem is to find out if a column is a constraint.
For example, I have the following creat script

create table abc(
xyz serial primary key
)

The metadata say that xyz is an int4 and not nullable.
Where I can recognize that it is a serial primary key?
Is it true that xyz always - if it is a serial primary key - will be
stored as a sequence like abc_xyz_seq?
how will others column constraints (check, unique) be stored?

Thanks,
Bjoern
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Bjoern Schmidt writes:
I work on a tool that generates a creat script for an existing table.
My problem is to find out if a column is a constraint.


Look at how pg_dump does it. Or use pg_dump in the first place. What
functionlity does pg_dump lack for your task?

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