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Re: [HACKERS] ALTER OR REPLACE feature

From: Hannu Krosing <hannu(at)tm(dot)ee>
To: jm(dot)poure(at)freesurf(dot)fr
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgadmin-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] ALTER OR REPLACE feature
Date: 2001-11-22 11:44:01
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Jean-Michel POURE wrote:
> 
> Dear friends
> 
> I was surprised to notice that INTERBASE already has more than a dozen
> graphical administration interfaces:
> - http://www.interbase2000.org/tools_dbman.htm,
> - http://delphree.clexpert.com.
> 
> In my dreams, I would welcome ALTER OR REPLACE VIEW + ALTER OR REPLACE
> TRIGGER (sorry, this is on my whish list again). Without these two features,
> this is not easily ***possible*** to build a graphical admin & IDE interface
> for PostgreSQL.
> 
> KDE3/QT3 makes it possible to build cross-platform database administration
> tools. We don't need a dozen of them, just one good IDE with migration
> features from MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, Interbase...

Check out TOra - this is currently for Oracle only, but teher is no
inherent 
reason why you can't alter it for others.

> The community is waiting for ALTER OR REPLACE, my friends... We also need
> ALTER TABLE DROP FIELD, but this is probably more tricky.
> 
> Cheers,
> Jean-Michel POURE
> 
> ---------------------------(end of broadcast)---------------------------
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