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Re: Updateable views...

From: Eric D Nielsen <nielsene(at)MIT(dot)EDU>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Gavin Sherry <swm(at)linuxworld(dot)com(dot)au>,Eric D Nielsen <nielsene(at)MIT(dot)EDU>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org,nielsene(at)MIT(dot)EDU
Subject: Re: Updateable views...
Date: 2003-03-05 15:39:02
Message-ID: 200303051539.KAA24120@nerd-xing.mit.edu (view raw or flat)
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> Gavin Sherry <swm(at)linuxworld(dot)com(dot)au> writes:
> > I haven't had time to look into it further, but it occurs to me that
> > handling views which rely on joins would be far from trivial.
> 
> Views containing joins would not be updatable; problem solved. 

I see how that is what the spec says, but aren't the majority of joins that
people use/want to update a join of some type?  I thought that SQL99 allowed
updating view created by joins.

In either case is this a place where "exceeding" the spec would be a good 
thing or a bad thing?

Eric

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