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Re: contrib idea

From: "Christopher Kings-Lynne" <chriskl(at)familyhealth(dot)com(dot)au>
To: "Bruce Momjian" <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: "Hackers" <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: contrib idea
Date: 2001-12-21 04:03:25
Message-ID: GNELIHDDFBOCMGBFGEFOKEOECAAA.chriskl@familyhealth.com.au (view raw or flat)
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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...

Chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bruce Momjian [mailto:pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us]
> Sent: Friday, 21 December 2001 11:59 AM
> To: Christopher Kings-Lynne
> Cc: Hackers
> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] contrib idea
>
>
> > Hi All,
> >
> > You know how when you create a foreign key in postgres it isn't
> > automatically indexed, and it seems to me that it's very useful to have
> > indexed foreign keys, especially if you use lots of them.
> >
> > So, how about a 'findslowfks' contrib?  This would basically be
> similar to
> > Bruce's findoidjoins thingy...
>
> Why would you want an index on a foreign key.  Primary I can understand,
> but is there use to foreignt?  Is it for checking of changes to primary
> keys?
>
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