Gregory Stark wrote:
> "Bruce Momjian" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Uh, shouldn't CREATE TABLE LIKE INCLUDING CONSTRAINTS already be including
> > any indexes in the parent table?
> You could argue it should for unique indexes since our unique indexes are how
> we implement unique constraints. But I see no particular reason to expect it
> to copy random other indexes. At least its name doesn't lead one to expect it
> I also thought it was sort of strange to have a command that otherwise is just
> copying definitions suddenly start building whole new objects. I think I was
> thinking it would be a long slow operation but I suppose creating an empty
> index isn't really noticeably slow. It could print a NOTICE similar to what's
> printed when you create a primary key or unique constraint.
> It does mean that users would be unable to create a partition, load data, then
> build indexes. Perhaps it would be nice to have an ALTER TABLE foo LIKE bar
> INCLUDING CONSTRAINTS as well.
The patch already _only_ does constraint(unique) indexes:
> So, that's what this patch does. When a table is created with 'CREATE
> TABLE ... LIKE parent INCLUDING INDEXES' this iterates over the parent
> table indexes looking for constraint indexes, and alters the
> CreateStmtContext to include equivalent indexes on the child table.
so I am just suggesting it do that always for INCLUDING CONSTRAINTS,
with a notice as you suggest.
Bruce Momjian <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> http://momjian.us
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