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From Metin Akat <>
Subject Re: Tree structure: how to calculate branch node sum, using results from a view that calculates leaf node sums.
Date Sat, 05 Sep 2009 15:42:48 GMT
On Sat, Sep 5, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Chris Anderson<> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 11:34 PM, Metin Akat<> wrote:
>> One way I can think of is to bulk update all transactions "belonging"
>> to a leaf account when moving that leaf account around.
>> I can live with having to wait some time till this gets executed.
>> Is this "bad thinking" or is it OK to some extent?
> It can be problematic if you need ACID compliance as bulk updates
> aren't transactional. (Especially consider what can happen during
> replication.)
> This can often be remedied in your app model, but this is can get complex.

So this probably means that the least problematic way to go would be
if I calculate aggregate balances client side.
OK, for now I don't plan having millions of accounts, so I'll choose
this way after all.

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