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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@debrunners.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Synonym support in Derby.
Date Thu, 02 Jun 2005 00:46:49 GMT
Satheesh Bandaram wrote:

> I almost submitted a patch using option 1, like I said I would. I have
> added a SynonymAliasInfo to hold target of a synonym, which is
> schemaName.tableName. I think this schemaName needs to be stored as a
> name, instead of an ID so that the synonym stays valid even after
> droping and recreating the target schema.

That seems like correct behaviour.

> Yes, the namespace for SYNONYM is the same for tables and views. You
> can't create a synonym if a table of that name already exists.

An explanation of how this is enforced would be good, another approach
would be to introduce a new table type in SYSTABLES, and then the
uniqueness would be handled by the existing code. Maybe you are doing
that already. I guess I should wait for the patch. :-)

Dan.


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