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Re: synonym

From: "Medi Montaseri" <montaseri(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: s(dot)borse(at)direction(dot)biz
Cc: pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: synonym
Date: 2007-12-14 07:50:13
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PostgreSQL does not support SYNOSYM or ALIAS. Synonym is a non SQL 2003
feature implemented by Microsoft SQL 2005 (I think). While it does provide
an interesting abstraction, but due to lack of relational integrity, it can
be considered a risk.

That is, you can create a synonym, advertise it to you programmers, the code
is written around it, including stored procedures, then one day the backend
of this synonym (or link or pointer) is changed/deleted/etc leading to a run
time error. I don't even think a prepare would catch that.

It is the same trap as the symbolic links in unix and null pointers in


On Dec 13, 2007 10:39 PM, DBA <s(dot)borse(at)direction(dot)biz> wrote:

>  Hi,
> Is it possible to create synonym in postgresql?
> I am getting error while creating synonym.
> ERROR:  syntax error at or near "synonym" at character 8
> Thanks & Regards,
> Suresh

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