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Re: MERGE Specification

From: "A(dot)M(dot)" <agentm(at)themactionfaction(dot)com>
To: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: MERGE Specification
Date: 2008-04-21 20:38:06
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On Apr 21, 2008, at 4:08 PM, Simon Riggs wrote:

> The following two files specify the behaviour of the MERGE statement  
> and
> how it will work in the world of PostgreSQL. In places, this  
> supercedes
> my recent commentary on MERGE, particularly with regard to triggers.
> Neither of these files is intended for CVS.
> The HTML file was generated from SGML source, though the latter is not
> included here for clarity.
> The test file shows how I expect a successful test run to look when a
> regression test is executed with a working version of final MERGE  
> patch
> applied. It has behavioural comments in it also, to make it slightly
> more readable.
> If anybody has any questions, ask them now please, before I begin
> detailed implementation.

"MERGE will not invoke Rules." Does this imply that MERGE cannot be  
used on views or that the resulting INSERTs or UPDATEs do not work on  


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