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Re: Tuple changes from relfilenodes

From: Bill MacArthur <webmaster(at)dhs-club(dot)com>
To: lukasz(dot)brodziak(at)hotmail(dot)com, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Tuple changes from relfilenodes
Date: 2010-08-27 17:11:47
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>> Are you looking for statistics or the actual prior versions of
>> rows?
> I'm looking for actual versions of row data. What I want to
> achieve as a final result is a kind of data change history.

We just use ON DELETE rules on the tables where we want to maintain a history. In most cases, we just copy the old record to the archive table which has an additional timestamp column with a default of NOW() to indicate the date of archival. In one case, where the table schema is large, changes are "frequent" and the changes are often minimal, we only archive a small subset of data based on what is changing. If the changes affect columns outside of the small subset, then we archive the whole record.

Bill MacArthur

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