* Ashutosh Bapat ( wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 1:25 PM, Etsuro Fujita
> <> wrote:
> > (2018/03/09 20:55), Etsuro Fujita wrote:
> >> (2018/03/08 14:24), Ashutosh Bapat wrote:
> >>> For local constraints to be enforced, we use remote
> >>> constraints. For local WCO we need to use remote WCO. That means we
> >>> create many foreign tables pointing to same local table on the foreign
> >>> server through many views, but it's not impossible.
> >>
> >> Maybe I don't understand this correctly, but I guess that it would be
> >> the user's responsibility to not create foreign tables in such a way.
> >
> > I think I misunderstood your words.  Sorry for that.  I think what you
> > proposed would be a solution for this issue, but I'm not sure that's a good
> > one because that wouldn't work for the data sources that don't support views
> > with WCO options.
> Our solution for the constraints doesn't work with the data sources
> (like flat files) which don't support constraints. So, that argument
> doesn't help.

It would really help to have some examples of exactly what is being
proposed here wrt solutions.

WCO is defined at a view level, so I'm not following the notion that
we're going to depend on something remote to enforce the WCO when the
remote object is just a regular table that you can't define a WCO on top
of.  That's not the case when we're talking about foreign tables vs.
local tables, so it's not the same.  I certainly don't think we should
require a remote view to exist to perform the WCO check.  If the remote
WCO is a view itself then I would expect it to operate in the same
manner as WCO on local views does- you can have them defined as being
cascaded or not.

In other words, there is no case where we have a "foreign view."  Views
are always local.  A "foreign table" could actually be a view, in which
case everything we treat it as a table in the local database, but WCO
doesn't come up in that case at all- there's no way to define WCO on a
table, foreign or not.  If WCO is defined on the view on the remote
server, then it should operate properly and not require anything from the
local side.



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