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how to create index on timestamp field in pre v7 database

From: Alex Howansky <alex(at)wankwood(dot)com>
To: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: how to create index on timestamp field in pre v7 database
Date: 2000-02-24 22:27:21
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says to use timestamp in preference to datetime. It also says that datetime is
"equivalent to timestamp". Ok, so I'll use timestamp, no prob. But I want to
index that field. In v6.5.3, there is no timestamp_ops, only datetime_ops. In
v7.0b1 the datetime_ops is gone, and there is a timestamp_ops available, which
takes care of my problem. But until I put 7.0 on my production server, I can't
make an index on a timestamp field. My question is, how "equivalent" are these
types? Can I use datetime_ops to index a timestamp field in a v6.5.3 database?
I.e., can I do this:

create table thing ( bleh text, blah timetamp );
create index thing_blah on thing ( blah datetime_ops );

It runs without error, but is it legit? TIA...

Alex Howansky
Wankwood Associates


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