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pg_last_notice Returns the last notice message from PostgreSQL server


pg_last_notice(PgSql\Connection $connection, int $mode = PGSQL_NOTICE_LAST): array|string|bool

pg_last_notice() returns the last notice message from the PostgreSQL server on the specified connection. The PostgreSQL server sends notice messages in several cases, for instance when creating a SERIAL column in a table.

With pg_last_notice(), you can avoid issuing useless queries by checking whether or not the notice is related to your transaction.

Notice message tracking can be set to optional by setting 1 for pgsql.ignore_notice in php.ini.

Notice message logging can be set to optional by setting 0 for pgsql.log_notice in php.ini. Unless pgsql.ignore_notice is set to 0, notice message cannot be logged.



An PgSql\Connection instance.


One of PGSQL_NOTICE_LAST (to return last notice), PGSQL_NOTICE_ALL (to return all notices), or PGSQL_NOTICE_CLEAR (to clear notices).

Return Values

A string containing the last notice on the given connection with PGSQL_NOTICE_LAST, an array with PGSQL_NOTICE_ALL, a bool with PGSQL_NOTICE_CLEAR.


Version Description
8.1.0 The connection parameter expects an PgSql\Connection instance now; previously, a resource was expected.
7.1.0 The mode parameter was added.


Example #1 pg_last_notice() example

= pg_connect("dbname=mark host=localhost");

$res = pg_query("CREATE TABLE test (id SERIAL)");

$notice = pg_last_notice($pgsql_conn);


The above example will output:

CREATE TABLE will create implicit sequence "test_id_seq" for "serial" column ""

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