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Re: How to setup default value "0000-00-00" for "date"

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Peter Haworth <pmh(at)edison(dot)ioppublishing(dot)com>,pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: How to setup default value "0000-00-00" for "date"
Date: 2004-08-20 18:24:19
Message-ID: 1198.1093026259@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us> writes:
> I know we index NULL values in multi-column indexes, but do we
> currently even store the rows that have only NULLs in a the index.

btree does.  I don't think any of the other index AMs do.  hash could
probably be made to without much trouble (just decree a hash value,
say zero, for nulls).  But I dunno what rtree or gist would do with a
leading-column null.

			regards, tom lane

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