PostgreSQL: How to generate a DeadLock in a Database (ERROR: deadlock detected)

The DeadLock in a database system is a very common thing and all Database Administrator responsible to detect and manage a DeadLock situation.

In this post, I am sharing one small demonstration t to generate a DeadLock situation in a PostgreSQL.

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Most of the time, We are facing DeadLock problem in our Production Database Server.
But What happen, when Database Administrator wants to generate DeadLock situation and wants to create a script for detecting a DeadLock.

First create two sample tables:

Open Session – 1 and execute below code:

Open Session – 2 and execute below code:

Again open Session – 1 and execute below Insert Statement:

You will get a below deadlock message:

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