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From "Dag H. Wanvik (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DERBY-481) implement SQL generated columns
Date Mon, 24 Nov 2008 17:25:44 GMT

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Dag H. Wanvik commented on DERBY-481:
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Reviewed derby-481-09-aa-dummyDefaults.
Patch looks fine.

- InsertNode.java
  Comment ca line 301 "Replace any DEFAULTs with the associated tree"
  is now only conditionally true; for generated columns
  this happens later. It would be nice to improve this comment to
  explain where it happens for such column.

The javadoc for the ResultSetNode#replaceDefaults would also benefit from this caveat.
Similarly for RowResultSet, SingleChildResultSetNode and TableOperatorNode, I guess..



> implement SQL generated columns
> -------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-481
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-481
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.0.2.1
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>            Assignee: Rick Hillegas
>         Attachments: derby-481-00-aa-prototype.diff, derby-481-01-aa-catalog.diff, derby-481-02-aa-utilities.diff,
derby-481-03-aa-grammar.diff, derby-481-04-aa-insert.diff, derby-481-05-aa-update.diff, derby-481-06-aa-genreferences.diff,
derby-481-07-aa-noSQLinRoutines.diff, derby-481-07-ab-noSQLinRoutines.diff, derby-481-08-aa-castToDeclaredType.diff,
derby-481-09-aa-dummyDefaults.diff, derby-481-10-aa-foreignKeyActions.diff, derby-481-11-aa-notNull.diff,
derby-481-12-aa-padding.diff, derby-481-13-aa-alterDatatype.diff, derby-481-14-ab-dropColumn.diff,
derby-481-15-aa-renameAndAddDefault.diff, derby-481-16-aa-dropFunction.diff, derby-481-17-aa-currentSchema.diff,
derby-481-18-aa-updatableResultSets.diff, derby-481-19-aa-cleanup.diff, GeneratedColumns.html,
GeneratedColumns.html, GeneratedColumns.html
>
>
> Satheesh has pointed out that generated columns, a SQL 2003 feature, would satisfy the
performance requirements of Expression Indexes (bug 455). Generated columns may not be as
elegant as Expression Indexes, but they are easier to implement. We would allow the following
new kind of column definition in CREATE TABLE and ALTER TABLE statements:
>     columnName GENERATED ALWAYS AS ( expression )
> If expression were an indexableExpression (as defined in bug 455), then we could create
indexes on it. There is no work for the optimizer to do here. The Language merely has to compute
the generated column at INSERT/UPDATE time.

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