Heikki Linnakangas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Tom Lane wrote:
>> Actually rows are supposed to be limited
>> to ~1600 columns, anyway, because of HeapTupleHeader limitations.
> The trick is that that limitation doesn't apply to the intermediate
> virtual tuples we move around in the executor.
I'm really unwilling to design the system in such a way that whether a
query works depends on whether a particular executor node tries to
materialize tuples or not.
> Enforcing the limit for virtual tuples as well, and checking for the
> limit in the planner is one option, but it would cripple the ability to
> join extremely wide tables. For example, if you had 10 tables with 200
> columns each, you couldn't join them together even for the purposes of
Huh? Only if you actually tried to select all the columns.
I still haven't seen the actual bug description come by here, and the
pgsql-bugs archive hasn't got it either.
regards, tom lane
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