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Re: Basic Requirements for SQL Window Functions

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Basic Requirements for SQL Window Functions
Date: 2004-11-29 16:41:13
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Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com> writes:
> The SQL window functions seem to require an ordering for most of their
> operations.

AFAICS, the entire concept of a "window" implies the input is ordered
in some way; what operations would they provide that don't require this?

> It is possible that that could be provided by a sort node in
> the execution plan.

Either sort or indexscan, but you'd certainly need one or the other.

			regards, tom lane

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