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Re: [HACKERS] Insert into view

From: Theo Kramer <theo(at)flame(dot)co(dot)za>
To: hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Insert into view
Date: 1999-11-30 15:34:12
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"Ansley, Michael" wrote:
> I think this was covered a little while back, but it runs something like
> this:  a view is a relation, with a select rule (which is the view query).
> When you insert into the view (which, like I said, is just another relation,
> it actually inserts into the view relation.  However, when you select from
> it, of course, the select rule fires, and you don't see any of the
> information.  I suppose you could set up a nice insert rule to insert into
> the base tables of the query if you wanted.  I normally do this through
> stored procs, but this would be essentially the same thing, just nicer
> client-side SQL.

Hmm, interesting.

> I suppose that views could be made so that a tuple insert would fail, but
> you should know your db better ;-)

That I do, just thought a message might assist those that don't :)


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