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From "Anurag Shekhar (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-3330) provide support for unique constraint over keys that include one or more nullable columns.
Date Thu, 06 Mar 2008 20:22:58 GMT

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Anurag Shekhar commented on DERBY-3330:
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looking at it more carefully, would it be possible to not have any sorter changes and handle
the required functionality in the
new UniqueWithDuplicateNullsIndexSortObserver ?

I think it can be done. I started to do this initially but I was getting some assertion failures
at a different location (while constructing the BTree). I am sure it would have been a small
issue to fix but I felt little nervous about changing something which might effect some other
functionality. I plan to work on it but after the 10.4 branch is separated from trunk. 

> provide support for unique constraint over keys that include one or more nullable columns.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-3330
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3330
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Store
>    Affects Versions: 10.4.0.0
>         Environment: all
>            Reporter: Anurag Shekhar
>            Assignee: Anurag Shekhar
>         Attachments: BTreeController.diff, db2Compatibility-v2.diff, db2Compatibility.diff,
derby-3330-testcase.diff, derby-3330-UpgradeTests.diff, derby-3330.diff, derby-3330_followup_1.diff,
derby-3330v10.diff, derby-3330v11.diff, derby-3330v12.diff, derby-3330v13.diff, derby-3330v2.diff,
derby-3330v3.diff, derby-3330v4.diff, derby-3330v5.diff, derby-3330v6.diff, derby-3330v7.diff,
derby-3330v8.diff, derby-3330v9.diff, derbyall_report.txt, FunctionalSpec_DERBY-3330-V2.html,
FunctionalSpec_DERBY-3330.html, UniqueConstraint_Implementation.html, UniqueConstraint_Implementation_V2.html,
UniqueConstraint_Implementation_V3.html, UniqueConstraint_Implementation_V4.html
>
>
> Allow unique constraint over keys which include one or more nullable fields.  Prior to
this change Derby only supported unique constraints on keys that included no nullable columns.
 The new constraint will allow unlimited inserts of any key with one more null columns, but
will limit insert of keys with no null columns to 1 unique value per table.
> There is no change to existing or newly created unique indexes on null columns (as opposed
to unique constraints on null columns).  Also there is no change to existing or newly created
constraints on keys with no nullable columns.

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