NEXTVAL Function

Return the next value for the specified sequence. The return type is BIGINT.

NEXTVAL('sequence_name')

You must specify the name of the sequence, using single quotes.

For example, the following ALTER SEQUENCE command restarts the matchid sequence. Then the SELECT statement returns the next value for the sequence:
premdb=# alter sequence matchid restart;
ALTER SEQUENCE
premdb=# select nextval('matchid');
 nextval 
---------
    3071
(1 row)

premdb=# select nextval('matchid');
 nextval 
---------
    4095
(1 row)

The system guarantees uniqueness of all generated sequence values.

Note: Yellowbrick does not support other sequence functions such as CURRVAL, LASTVAL, and SETVAL.