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Re: Inverted result set, why?

From: phil(at)Stimpy(dot)netroedge(dot)com
To: Byron Nikolaidis <byron(dot)nikolaidis(at)home(dot)com>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Inverted result set, why?
Date: 2000-06-30 02:35:08
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On Thu, Jun 29, 2000 at 10:14:39PM -0400, Byron Nikolaidis wrote:
> If you want a specific order based on the time, you could add a timestamp
> field to the table that would default to the current time when the record
> was inserted (see create table...default...) .  Then you can "order by" on
> the timestamp, either ascending or descending if desired.

That's exactly right.  Most tables I deal with contain at least a
timestamp field and a creator field (aka the source of the data).  In
general, if you think you'll need it, then you should store it. 
Storage space is realitively cheap. 

Good luck!


Philip Edelbrock -- IS Manager -- Edge Design, Corvallis, OR
   phil(at)netroedge(dot)com --
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