David Fetter wrote:
On Wed, Apr 04, 2007 at 10:07:39AM -0400, Andrew Dunstan wrote:
Simon Riggs wrote:
My hope is to have a mechanism to partition indexes or recognise
that they are partitioned, so that a set of provably-distinct
unique indexes can provide the exact same functionlity as a single
large unique index, just without the management nightmare.
Will this address the fairly common data design problem where we
need to ensure that a given value is unique across several tables
(possibly siblings, possibly not)?

That would be where the provably-distinct part comes in, so yes.

That assumes you can provide some provably distinct test. In the general case I have in mind that isn't so.



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