I have a postgres/postgis table with the columns:

  • gid [PK] serial NOT NULL,
  • geom geometry(MultiPolygon,900913),
  • crop text

My layer in Geoserver however only shows me the feature types "geom" and "crop", the "gid" is not listed. Problem is, I need the gid to update data of a particular (the selected) polygon.

Is there a way to get the gid? If not, how do you bypass this problem?

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    look on the layer page and check the expose primary key box – Ian Turton Dec 14 '12 at 12:02

You must to check "expose primary key" in your datastore configuration DataStore configuration


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