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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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