PostgreSQL 38004

Reading SQL data not permitted. This error occurs when attempting to read data from a SQL database without the proper permissions. It indicates that the user does not have the necessary privileges to access the data.

How It Affects Your App

This error indicates that the application is not authorized to read data from the PostgreSQL database. This means that the application will not be able to access the data stored in the database, which can have a significant impact on the application's functionality. Without access to the data, the application will not be able to perform any of its operations that require data from the database. This can lead to a complete breakdown of the application, as it will not be able to perform any of its intended tasks.

How To Fix

1. Identify the source of the PostgreSQL 38004 error:

SELECT * FROM pg_stat_activity WHERE state = 'idle in transaction';

2. Check the application code for any open transactions that are not being closed properly:


3. Check the PostgreSQL configuration settings for any parameters that may be causing the issue:

SHOW max_connections;SHOW idle_in_transaction_timeout;

4. If the issue persists, check the PostgreSQL logs for more information:

tail -f /var/log/postgresql/postgresql--main.log

5. If the issue still persists, consider using an automated database observability tool to monitor and fix the PostgreSQL 38004 in question. Automated database observability tools can provide real-time visibility into the performance and health of your database, allowing you to quickly identify and fix any issues that may arise.

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