On 21 July 2016 at 15:49, Amit Kapila <amit.kapil...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:27 AM, David Fetter <da...@fetter.org> wrote:
> > Folks,
> >
> > Please find attached a patch which makes it possible to disallow
> > UPDATEs and DELETEs which lack a WHERE clause.  As this changes query
> > behavior, I've made the new GUCs PGC_SUSET.
> >
> > What say?
> >
> The use case for this functionality that comes to mind is to avoid
> deleting/updating all the data, if user has accidentally missed the
> WHERE clause.  Do you have other use case for this functionality?
> With this functionality, if user needs to actually delete or update
> all the rows, then he has to artificially add where clause which seems
> slightly inconvenient, but may be such cases are less.

It's a commonly requested feature. Personally I think it's kind of silly,
but I've had multiple people ask me for it or how to do it too. So whether
or not it's really effective/useful, it's in demand.

Personally I'd rather see it as part of an extension that does other
filtering, I don't find it compelling for core. But I don't really object

 Craig Ringer                   http://www.2ndQuadrant.com/
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