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problems with on delete cascade

From: Michael Zouroudis <mzouroudis(at)idealcorp(dot)com>
To: pgadmin-support(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: problems with on delete cascade
Date: 2002-09-13 17:20:51
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to:  anyone who can help:

i am developing a db in pl/pgsql at work and i am having problems with 
one final part;  the deleting of ref. int. rows.  there are three 
tables, which i will list below as close as possible to what i remember 
(i'm at home and don't have my notes).

create table goodbye (
goodbye_id    serial     primary key,
whenn             text,
wheree             text,
how                   text,
isbn                    int

create table hello (
hello_id             serial        primary key,
goodbye_id           int,
how                      text,
isbn                        int,
constraints hello_goodbye_id_fk foreign key references 
goodbye(goodbye_id) on delete cascade

create table aidos (
adios_id         serial          primary key,
cost                money,
title                   text

create table goodbye_adios (
goodbye_id          int,
adios_id              int,
constraint goodbye_adios_goodbye_id_fk foreign key references 
goodbye(goodbye_id) on delete cascade,
constraint goodbye_adios_adios_id_fk foreign key references 
adios(adios_id) on delete cascade

like i said, this is as close as i can remember. 

the problem that occurs is that when i do a delete statement on the 
goodbye_adios table, it will automatically delete from the goodbye_adios 
table and the goodbye table, but not the record from the adios table.  i 
searched all day and seemed to be doing what the docs told me to, but to 
no avail.  it's been bothering me all night so if anybody knows how to 
work the cascade effect properly please email me back at either of these 


thanks  in advance for the help,


Mike Zouroudis
I.D.E.A.L. Technology Corporation - Orlando Office - 407.999.9870 x14

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