Re: How do FKs work?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: How do FKs work?
Date: 2004-10-10 00:23:53
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"Marc G. Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org> writes:
> Have a table with two FKs on it ... 2 different fields in the table point
> to the same field in another table ...

> When I do an 'EXPLAIN ANALYZE DELETE FROM table WHERE field = #;', it
> never comes back ... or, at lesat, takes a *very* long time ...

Do you have indexes on the referencing columns? Are they exactly the
same datatype as the referenced column? You can get really awful plans
for the FK-checking queries if not.

regards, tom lane

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