On Mon, 19 Feb 2007, Guillaume Smet wrote:
Why not simply put something like %log_table% in the sql file and let
the admin replace it with sed or whatever he likes?
This is a reasonable approach. I would suggest that no special characters
be used though, so that the SQL could be used as-is by a DBA who doesn't
even know about or want to use tools like sed. I also think the default
should be a pg_ name like the pg_log I suggested, partly because I'd like
this to be completely internal one day--just push the logs into the
database directly without even passing through an external file first.
Also, something like pg_log is unlikely to cause a conflict with existing
tables. I would bet there's already databases out there with tables
called log_table, for example, but everyone already avoids naming
application tables starting with pg_.
A workable syntax might be
INSERT INTO "pg_log" ...
The redundant quotation marks will make it easier to do a search/replace
to change the table name without worrying about accidentally impacting the
text of the message, so that even people who aren't aware how to build a
regular expression that only modifies the first match will probably be OK.
I consider using the same name as the default log directory helpful, but
would understand that others might consider it confusing to overload the
name like that.
* Greg Smith [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.gregsmith.com Baltimore, MD
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