On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 5:14 PM, Simon Riggs <si...@2ndquadrant.com> wrote: >> I like the idea of merging what are now two chapters into one and call it >> Partitioned Tables, retaining the text that describes concepts > > +1 > > ...but how? > > 5.10 Partitioned Tables and Related Solutions > 5.10.1 Declarative Partitioning (this new feature) > 5.10.2 Managing Partitions using Inheritance > 5.10.3 Managing Partitions using Union All Views > 5.10.4 Accessing tables using BRIN indexes > > So first and foremost we highlight the new feature and explain all its > strengths with examples. > > We then explain the other possible ways of implementing something > similar. This allows us to explain how to handle cases such as when > partitions have different set of columns etc.. > > I'm happy to put my name down to write the sections on Union All > Views, which is useful but only mentioned in passing, and the section > on BRIN indexes, all of which would have their own independent sets of > caveats.
I like the proposed 5.10.1 and 5.10.2 organization. I am not sure whether 5.10.3 and 5.10.4 make sense because I can't quite imagine what content would go there. We don't document UNION ALL views as a method today, and I'm not sure we really need to start. Also I don't see what BRIN indexes have to do with partitioning. But I may be missing something. -- Robert Haas EnterpriseDB: http://www.enterprisedb.com The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (email@example.com) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers