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From "Mike Matrigali (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (DERBY-3907) Save useful length information for Clobs in store
Date Fri, 10 Oct 2008 17:03:44 GMT

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Mike Matrigali updated DERBY-3907:

upgrade comments:
o In keeping with the current Derby goals I believe any change of format should continue to
   the hard/soft upgrade paradigm.  Given that any change will need to have code that supports
   the old and new format.

o So then the decision is when to use the new format.  At high level (though not sure all
are feasible)
   1) every different clob in existing table
   2) only new tables support new format, in hard upgraded db's support new format
   3) only newly created DB's support new format.

1) Off hand I don't think we have enough per data value information to figure out an olf format
     vs. a new format clob - but maybe someone else can come up with a magic sequence of initial
     bytes.  It would be nice if the new format made it so in the future other possible optimizations

     could be handled on a per row basis - with some sort of format byte.
2) This option seems the most flexible and readily implemented.  By creating a new format
id for
     the new type of clob then the code can be made to easily know the difference between
a table
     of old clobs and new clobs.  If someone really wants to data upgrade an old db then an
     compress in a hard upgraded db should automatically do it, with the added benefit of
     and compressing the tables.
3) I think this is sort of like #2 and is not really any less code.  

o Also there is a decision on what to do at hard upgrade time.  Either the newly hard upgrade
db supports both formats or one had to do a per row data upgrade.  No Derby release has done
(and it was never done before the code was donated to apache either).  My opinion would be
continue to support both formats.

> Save useful length information for Clobs in store
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: DERBY-3907
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3907
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: JDBC, Store
>    Affects Versions:
>            Reporter: Kristian Waagan
>            Assignee: Kristian Waagan
> The store should save useful length information for Clobs. This allows the length to
be found without decoding the whole data stream.
> The following thread raised the issue on what information to store, and also contains
some background information: http://www.nabble.com/Storing-length-information-for-CLOB-on-disk-tp19197535p19197535.html
> The information to store, and the exact format of it, is still to be discussed/determined.
> Currently two bytes are set aside for length information, which is inadequate.

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