Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
On Wed, Feb 21, 2007 at 03:59:12PM +0100, Florian G. Pflug wrote:
I think you'd want to have a flag per field that tell you if the user
has overridden the storage pos for that specific field. Otherwise,
the next time you have to chance to optimize the ordering, you might
throw away changes that the admin has done on purpose.


Why would you want to let the admin have any say at all about the
storage order?

It wasn't my idea - the OP proposed a "alter table <table> alter column <col> set storage position <pos>" command. But if you're gonna decouple
the storage order from the attnum, they why don't let the dba tweak it?

Since you have at least two possible optimization speeds - for size, or
for fast access to specifc fields, creating a one-size-fits-all ordering
rule seems hard...

greetings, Florian Pflug


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