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Re: Incremental results from libpq

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Goulet, Dick" <DGoulet(at)vicr(dot)com>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>, Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org, Scott Lamb <slamb(at)slamb(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Incremental results from libpq
Date: 2005-11-18 00:34:30
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Goulet, Dick wrote:
> Alvaro,
> 	You are quite correct, which is functionally the only
> difference.  Personally I don't think that really amounts to "a hill of
> beans".  The functionality is the same, even if the syntax is a touch
> different.  Course, I didn't get a chance to tinker with this, but in
> Oracle a global temp table can have indexes and constraints.  Is the
> same true in Postgresql??  I've found it to be a performance improver
> where your loading the temp table with thousands of rows.

Sure, you can create TEMPORARY anything, and because each backend has
its own table, performance is better.

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