Pavan Deolasee wrote:
On 3/21/07, Merlin Moncure <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:


On 3/21/07, Pavan Deolasee <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> It seems much simpler to me do something like this. But important
> question is whether the restriction that CREATE INDEX can not
> be run in a transaction block is acceptable ?

yikes -- this is huge, huge price to pay, IMHO.  Think about DDL that
implies index creation such as adding unique constraint to a table,
many postgresql users (including me) take advantage of that in update
systems to production databases.

I didn't understand that quite well. How does it help to run CREATE
INDEX inside a transaction ?
The problem is not so much CREATE INDEX per se, but other DDL commands
that implicitly create an index, for example adding a PRIMARY KEY to a
table.

Some applications that I have written would fail badly if CREATE INDEX
was disallowed inside a transaction - mostly, because they use plpgsql
functions to manipulate database objects, and disallowing CREATE INDEX
inside a transaction presumably means disallowing it from inside
stored procedures.

greetings, Florian Pflug

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