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From "Kurt Westerfeld (JIRA)" <derby-...@db.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Created: (DERBY-703) VTI Interface "IQualifyable" Semantics Unclear or Broken
Date Fri, 11 Nov 2005 20:17:03 GMT
VTI Interface "IQualifyable" Semantics Unclear or Broken
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         Key: DERBY-703
         URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-703
     Project: Derby
        Type: Improvement
  Components: Store  
    Versions: 10.1.2.1, 10.1.2.0, 10.1.1.2, 10.1.1.1, 10.1.1.0, 10.0.2.1, 10.0.2.0    
 Environment: This is not a platform-specific issue--more of the programming interface for
internal VTI genration
    Reporter: Kurt Westerfeld


Our application wishes to generate some custom VTI implementations.  The VTI package has an
interface called IQualifyable, which when implemented seems like it should pass all query
parameters for the table.  It actually does this, but when implemented by the VTI, effectlively
removes all "WHERE" clause filtering from the SQL engine processing the VTI table request.
 Implementing this interface requires the VTI to handle all such processing.

As an example, if you had a VTI with table columns "one", "two" and "three", and wanted to
do some special processing for one of the columns by intercepting the IQualifyable interface
(say, column "one"), processing for all three columns would be the responsibility for the
VTI.

I would propose one of two improvements to resolve this issue:
   1. Allow the IQualifyable interface to simply have a "crack at it" to see what the query
parameters are, and then allow additional selection processing to occur by the SQL engine,
or 
   2. Implement a new marker interface or sub-interface of IQualifyable which allows for the
new semantic of intercepting the query parameters provided--similar to IQualifyable but allowing
filtering to occur

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