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From "Bernt M. Johnsen" <Bernt.John...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: "generated by default" question
Date Thu, 15 Jun 2006 08:36:07 GMT
>>>>>>>>>>>> Michael Segel wrote (2006-06-14 09:23:45):
> > 6) I can find no relation, whatsoever, defined in the standard between
> >    the existing values in a column and how the internal sequence
> >    generator of an identity column behaves.
> > 
> [mjs] 
> Correct. Nor would you. That "gap" is left to the interpretation of the
> database designer. It's very possible to be "compliant" with a standard, yet
> offer a substandard product. (Thus we debunk the myth of the database as a
> commodity product....)
> 
> However, that does not mean that the implementation of the sequence
> generator is compliant. 

That's exactly what it means. And that's my final word. I will not
pursue this debate further.

"OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet"
(Rudyard Kipling)

-- 
Bernt Marius Johnsen, Database Technology Group, 
Staff Engineer, Technical Lead Derby/Java DB
Sun Microsystems, Trondheim, Norway

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