Hi Mark, On 2017/07/07 9:02, Mark Kirkwood wrote: > I've been trying out the new partitioning in version 10. Firstly, I must > say this is excellent - so much nicer than the old inheritance based method!
Thanks. :) > My only niggle is the display of partitioned tables via \d etc. e.g: > > part=# \d > List of relations > Schema | Name | Type | Owner > --------+----------------------+-------+---------- > public | date_fact | table | postgres > public | date_fact_201705 | table | postgres > public | date_fact_201706 | table | postgres > public | date_fact_20170601 | table | postgres > public | date_fact_2017060100 | table | postgres > public | date_fact_201707 | table | postgres > public | date_fact_rest | table | postgres > (7 rows) > > Now it can be inferred from the names that date_fact is a partitioned > table and the various date_fact_dddd are its partitions - but \d is not > providing any hints of this. The more detailed individual describe is fine: > > part=# \d date_fact > Table "public.date_fact" > Column | Type | Collation | Nullable | Default > --------+--------------------------+-----------+----------+--------- > id | integer | | not null | > dte | timestamp with time zone | | not null | > val | integer | | not null | > Partition key: RANGE (dte) > Number of partitions: 6 (Use \d+ to list them.) > > I'd prefer *not* to see a table and its partitions all intermixed in the > same display (especially with nothing indicating which are partitions) - > as this will make for unwieldy long lists when tables have many > partitions. Also it would be good if the 'main' partitioned table and its > 'partitions' showed up as a different type in some way. > I note the they do in pg_class: > > part=# SELECT relname,relkind,relispartition FROM pg_class WHERE relname > LIKE 'date_fact%'; > relname | relkind | relispartition > ----------------------+---------+---------------- > date_fact | p | f > date_fact_201705 | r | t > date_fact_201706 | r | t > date_fact_20170601 | r | t > date_fact_2017060100 | r | t > date_fact_201707 | r | t > date_fact_rest | r | t > (7 rows) > > ...so it looks to be possible to hide the partitions from the main display > and/or mark them as such. Now I realize that making this comment now that > beta is out is a bit annoying - apologies, but I think seeing a huge list > of 'tables' is going to make \d frustrating for folk doing partitioning. Someone complained about this awhile back . And then it came up again , where Noah appeared to take a stance that partitions should be visible in views / output of commands that list "tables". Although I too tend to prefer not filling up the \d output space by listing partitions (pg_class.relispartition = true relations), there wasn't perhaps enough push for creating a patch for that. If some committer is willing to consider such a patch, I can make one. Thanks, Amit  https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/CAM-w4HOZ5fPS7GoCTTrW42q01%2BwPrOWFCnr9H0iDyVTZP2H1CA%40mail.gmail.com  https://www.postgresql.org/message-id/20170406070227.GA2741046%40tornado.leadboat.com -- Sent via pgsql-hackers mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) To make changes to your subscription: http://www.postgresql.org/mailpref/pgsql-hackers