Greg Stark <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> So I think Phase I should look like:

>   An ALTER TABLE command to make an inherited table "abstract" in the object
>   oriented sense. That is, no records can be inserted in the parent table. If
>   you follow the oracle model this is also where you specify the partition
>   key. There's no index associated with this partition key though.


>   A command to create a new partition, essentially syntactic sugar for a
>   CREATE TABLE with an implied INHERITS clause and a constraint on the
>   partition key. If you follow the oracle model then you explicitly specify
>   which range or specific value of the partition key this partition holds.


>   A command to remove a partition from the partitioned table and turn it into
>   a regular table.

Ugh.  Why?  You can access the table directly anyway.

>   A command to take a regular table and turn it into a partition.

Double ugh.  Verifying that the table matches the partition scheme seems
like a lot of ugly, bug-prone, unnecessary code.  What's the use case
for this anyway?

Those last two are *certainly* not Phase I requirements, and I don't
think we need them at all ever.

                        regards, tom lane

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