"Allow inherited tables to inherit indexes, UNIQUE constraints, and
I started to program a patch for inheritance of the foreign key constraints.
I. e. after applying the patch FKs are maintained between foreign table
inheritance tree (master tree) and a given table inheritance tree (detail
My patch need one change that might be of significance.
A type of the depencencies (pg_depend) among the FK constraint (pg_constraint)
and the corresponding "RI_ConstraintTrigger" triggers has to be changed from
DEPENDENCY_INTERNAL to DEPENDENCY_AUTO.
If this modification is not applied, the detail child table cannot be dropped
without prevous dropping the whole FK constraint because the removing
operation depend on the FK constraint of its parent table.
It also requires an end user to remember about a triggers maintaining
uniqueness of a parent tree key and about consistent unique indexes/PKs.
Currently the patch works for 9.3 release for ALTER TABLE ... ADD CONSTRAINT
... FOREIGN KEY ...;
ALTER TABLE ... DROP CONSTRAINT .... or DROP TABLE (master or detail root).
This covers my needs.
As soon as the patch is ready, matching postgres standards and tested I would
like to add it to the distribution.
I have the following questions.
1. Is the community interested in it? So should I continue my work since it
matches the postgres standards?
2. If the answer is yes, please comment the above change of the dependency
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