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From "Dag H. Wanvik (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (DERBY-532) Support deferrable constraints
Date Mon, 04 Nov 2013 20:14:18 GMT

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Dag H. Wanvik updated DERBY-532:
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    Attachment: derby-532-import-1.status
                derby-532-import-1.diff

Attaching another patch, derby-532-import-1, which adds support for deferred constraint in
connection with bulk insert, e.g. by import and adds two test cases, ConstraintCharacteristicsTest#testImport
and #testDeferredRowsInvalidation.

The patch builds on the last rev of the previous two patches for this issue.

It should also fix DERBY-6374 and adds a test case for it, ConstraintCharacteristicsTest#testDerby6374.

Running regressions.

> Support deferrable constraints
> ------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-532
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-532
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: SQL
>            Reporter: Jörg von Frantzius
>            Assignee: Dag H. Wanvik
>              Labels: derby_triage10_11
>         Attachments: deferredConstraints.html, deferredConstraints.html, deferredConstraints.html,
deferredConstraints.html, derby-532-import-1.diff, derby-532-import-1.status, derby-532-syntax-binding-dict-1.diff,
derby-532-syntax-binding-dict-1.status, derby-532-syntax-binding-dict-2.diff, derby-532-syntax-binding-dict-2.status,
derby-532-syntax-binding-dict-all-1.diff, derby-532-testAlterConstraintInvalidation.diff,
derby-532-testAlterConstraintInvalidation.status, derby-532-unique-pk-1.diff, derby-532-unique-pk-1.status,
derby-532-unique-pk-2.diff, derby-532-xa-1.diff, derby-532-xa-2.diff
>
>
> In many situations it is desirable to have constraints checking taking place only at
transaction commit time, and not before. If e.g. there is a chain of foreign key constraints
between tables, insert statements have to be ordered to avoid constraint violations. If foreign
key references are circular, the DML has to be split into insert statements and subsequent
update statements by the user.
> In other words, with deferred constraints checking, life is much easier for the user.
Also it can create problems with softwares such as object-relational mapping tools that are
not prepared for statement ordering and thus depend on deferred constraints checking.



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