On Mon, Aug 8, 2016 at 4:40 AM, Yugo Nagata <nag...@sraoss.co.jp> wrote:
> I'm asking out of curiosity, do anyone know why we don't have
> per-statement-level INSTEAD OF triggers? I looked into the
> standard SQL (20xx draft), but I can't find the restriction
> such that INSTEAD OF triggers must be row-level. Is there
> any technical difficulties, or other reasons for the current
> implementation?

I think one problem is that the trigger wouldn't have any way of
knowing the specifics of what the user was trying to do.  It would
just know the type of operation (INSERT, UPDATE, or DELETE).  I guess
that could be useful to someone, but not all that useful.

Robert Haas
EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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