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From: Albert Reiner <e8901869(at)student(dot)tuwien(dot)ac(dot)at>
To: Murray Hobbs <murray(at)efone(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [NOVICE] protected ON DELETE CASCADE
Date: 2001-08-23 12:12:32
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On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Murray Hobbs wrote:

> A <- B
> A <- C <- D
> i want to maintain integrity so that if A is deleted from then so is
> anything referencing from B and C - no problem ON DELETE CASCADE
> but if there are any D's that point back to A (through composite key in
> C) i don't want the delete to go ahead - at all - i want an error
> message and condition

what about ON DELETE RESTRICT there?

> I've looked at TRIGGER but then i'm writing a function (in SQL?) which
> is called by a trigger - again - how do i confirm or reject a delete?

Look at the docs: there is a difference between DO and DO INSTEAD (I
think, I am no expert on Pg, and I do not have access to a Pg system right


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