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I created a simple table in my Postgres\PostGIS DB. I then created the GeoServer layer with the SQL:

select * from tablename

I'm trying a WFS Transaction, like I usually do (and it works on similar tables!) to add data to that layer. I get this error:

{http://myorganization.org}layername is read-only

It's a common error, that's usually due to the lack of a primary key in the "tablename" table. But the table has a primary key!

create table tablename(
serialID serial PRIMARY KEY,
field1 text,
field2 text,
field3 text,
field4 timestamp without time zone,
geom geometry
);

I already have other tables where the Transaction works in the same GeoServer instance, so it's not a system wide option or lack of permission to the tomcat user. How do I fix this error?

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    can you explain why you used a view which doesn't modify the table, just publishing a layer based on the table is easier – Ian Turton May 3 '16 at 14:31
  • That was my mistake. I have always only used SQL Views and thought that was the way to do it. Thank you. – user3804769 May 3 '16 at 14:42
  • Could you please elaborate on your mistake? @iant I'm having the same problem and I'm not sure what's the solution – Luffydude Jun 1 '16 at 15:14
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Layers published as sql views are not editable, you have to publish them as normal tables instead

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