On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 05:33:33PM -0500, Jim C. Nasby wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2004 at 11:07:35PM +0100, Simon Riggs wrote:
> > PostgreSQL's functionality is in many ways similar to Oracle Partitioning.
> > 
> > Loading up your data in many similar tables, then creating a view like:
> > 
> > CREATE VIEW BIGTABLE (idate, col1, col2, col3...) AS
> > SELECT 200409130800, col1, col2, col3... FROM table200409130800
> > SELECT 200409131000, col1, col2, col3... FROM table200409131000
> > SELECT 200409131200, col1, col2, col3... FROM table200409131200
> > ...etc...
> Is there by any chance a set of functions to manage adding and removing
> partitions? Certainly this can be done by hand, but having a set of
> tools would make life much easier. I just looked but didn't see anything
> on GBorg.

I've done a similar thing with time-segregated data by inheriting
all the partition tables from an (empty) parent table.

Adding a new partition is just a "create table tablefoo () inherits(bigtable)"
and removing a partition just "drop table tablefoo".


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