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bigserial(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 60
        
bit(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 64
        
bit_varying(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 68
        
box(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 140
        
cidr(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 72
        
circle(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 152
        
citext(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 76
        
daterange(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 80
        
hstore(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 84
        
inet(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 88
        
int4range(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 96
        
int8range(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 100
        
interval(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 92
        
jsonb(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 104
        
line(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 132
        
lseg(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 136
        
ltree(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 108
        
macaddr(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 112
        
money(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 116
        
numrange(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 120
        
oid(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 124
        
path(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 144
        
point(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 128
        
polygon(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 148
        
primary_key(name, type = :primary_key, **options)

Defines the primary key field. Use of the native PostgreSQL UUID type is supported, and can be used by defining your tables as such:

create_table :stuffs, id: :uuid do |t|
  t.string :content
  t.timestamps
end

By default, this will use the gen_random_uuid() function from the pgcrypto extension. As that extension is only available in PostgreSQL 9.4+, for earlier versions an explicit default can be set to use uuid_generate_v4() from the uuid-ossp extension instead:

create_table :stuffs, id: false do |t|
  t.primary_key :id, :uuid, default: "uuid_generate_v4()"
  t.uuid :foo_id
  t.timestamps
end

To enable the appropriate extension, which is a requirement, use the enable_extension method in your migrations.

To use a UUID primary key without any of the extensions, set the :default option to nil:

create_table :stuffs, id: false do |t|
  t.primary_key :id, :uuid, default: nil
  t.uuid :foo_id
  t.timestamps
end

You may also pass a custom stored procedure that returns a UUID or use a different UUID generation function from another library.

Note that setting the UUID primary key default value to nil will require you to assure that you always provide a UUID value before saving a record (as primary keys cannot be nil). This might be done via the SecureRandom.uuid method and a before_save callback, for instance.

# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 48
def primary_key(name, type = :primary_key, **options)
  if type == :uuid
    options[:default] = options.fetch(:default, "gen_random_uuid()")
  end

  super
end
serial(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 156
        
tsrange(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 160
        
tstzrange(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 164
        
tsvector(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 168
        
uuid(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 172
        
xml(*names, **options)
# File activerecord/lib/active_record/connection_adapters/postgresql/schema_definitions.rb, line 176
included do
  define_column_methods :bigserial, :bit, :bit_varying, :cidr, :citext, :daterange,
    :hstore, :inet, :interval, :int4range, :int8range, :jsonb, :ltree, :macaddr,
    :money, :numrange, :oid, :point, :line, :lseg, :box, :path, :polygon, :circle,
    :serial, :tsrange, :tstzrange, :tsvector, :uuid, :xml
end