On Thu, 2003-06-19 at 10:05, Alvaro Herrera wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 19, 2003 at 09:52:14AM -0400, Rod Taylor wrote:
> > On Thu, 2003-06-19 at 09:40, Tom Lane wrote:
> > Do we want them to?  If we don't mind them being executed, it is far
> > easier to:
> > 
> > - alter table structure
> > - Add all new constraints (without confirming their correctness at that
> > time)
> > - update table contents via an SPI call to UPDATE WHERE <column> IS NULL
> Sorry, I haven't read the spec, but what happens when there is a default
> value already and it's not NULL?  Are tuples where column = default
> updated?  Are tuples where column IS NULL updated?

We're talking about add column.  Since it's a new column, there will
never be a default and all entries are NULL in PostgreSQL.


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