On 3/28/16 4:42 AM, Emre Hasegeli wrote:
Now, we are using a
function to replace an enum type on all tables with another one, but
we are not at all happy with this solution.  It requires all objects
which were using the enum to be dropped and recreated, and it rewrites
the tables, so it greatly increases the migration time and effort.

FWIW, there are ways to avoid some of that pain by having a trigger maintain the new column on INSERT/UPDATE and then slowly touching all the old rows where the new column is NULL.

Obviously would be much better if we could just do this with ENUMs...
Jim Nasby, Data Architect, Blue Treble Consulting, Austin TX
Experts in Analytics, Data Architecture and PostgreSQL
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