PostgreSQL setting the $programname property

John Boehme john at
Mon Nov 6 22:32:59 UTC 2023

Hi Paul,

We do this:

Do pSession.$programname.$assign($ctask.$app().$appTitleShort())

And the application name appears in the Postgre status display of connections.

John Boehme

-----Original Message-----
From: omnisdev-en [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at] On Behalf Of Paul Mulroney
Sent: Sunday, November 5, 2023 11:25 PM
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Subject: O$: PostgreSQL setting the $programname property

Hi Everyone,

Has anyone tried to use the $programname property of a PGSession object?  I'd like to tell Postgres the application that's running (eg Omnis), so that I can see it in the pg_stat_activity table, but I can't seem to get it to work.

I'm basically doing this:

Calculate voSession.$programname as 'Fred'

Am I missing anything?


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