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Re: Sometimes referential integrity seems not to work

From: Stephan Szabo <sszabo(at)megazone(dot)bigpanda(dot)com>
To: Enio Schutt Junior <enio(at)pmpf(dot)rs(dot)gov(dot)br>
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Sometimes referential integrity seems not to work
Date: 2004-01-31 20:45:43
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On Mon, 26 Jan 2004, Enio Schutt Junior wrote:

> In a database I am working, I sometimes have to delete all the records in
> some tables. According to the referential integrity defined in the creation
> of the tables, postmaster should not delete the records, but it does. I have
> used the following commands: "delete from table_1" and "truncate table_1".
> When deleting records individually, referential integrity works (postmaster
> does not allows deletion of records which are referred by another table).
> Is there some difference between deleting records individually or at once?
> Is there any possibility of the user who does this deletion (postgres, normal
> users) affects the behaviour of referential integrity in the tables? That is,
> can the postgres user delete records despite referential integrity?

It shouldn't.  Can you give your version information and a complete
standalone example?

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