On Fri, 21 Dec 2001, Zeugswetter Andreas SB SD wrote:
> > > If you have a foreign key on a column, then whenever the primary key is
> > > modified, the following checks may occur:
> > >
> > > * Check to see if the child row exists (no action)
> > > * Delete the child row (cascade delete)
> > > * Update the child row (cascade update)
> > >
> > > All of which will benefit from an index...
> > OK, then perhaps we should be creating an index automatically? Folks?
> The index is only useful where you actually have an on delete or on update
> clause. I don't think we want to conditionally create an index. That would
> bee too confusing. A contrib, to find "suggested" indexes seems fine.
Actually, even without an on delete or on update it would be used (for the
check to see if there was a row to prevent the action), however autocreate
seems bad. The contrib thing sounds cool, another vote that way.
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