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Re: limit tables size

From: alex <alex(dot)ricci(at)arkantechnologies(dot)com>
To: KeithW(at)NarrowPathInc(dot)com
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: limit tables size
Date: 2005-06-26 11:42:09
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Keith Worthington wrote:

> alex wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Is it possible to limit the size or the number of rows of table, in a 
>> FIFO mode for example ??
>> Regards
>> Al
> Hmmm, do you mean that every time a row is INSERTed that you want to 
> delete the oldest row?
> How about a serial column and an AFTER INSERT trigger?  The trigger 
> could search for and delete the row with the smallest serial value. 
> This could get real slow if your table is huge.  If the volume is high 
> enough then you will have to handle wrap around.  You could simply 
> write a script that would subtract the minimum value from all the rows 
> when the serial reached the maximum.
Yes It may be the solution, look at the index some times and delete the 
old ones ...

kind regards


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