On 16th of January 2024, Alexander Korotkov committed patch:
Add new COPY option SAVE_ERROR_TO
Currently, when source data contains unexpected data regarding data type or
range, the entire COPY fails. However, in some cases, such data can be ignored
and just copying normal data is preferable.
This commit adds a new option SAVE_ERROR_TO, which specifies where to save the
error information. When this option is specified, COPY skips soft errors and
Currently, SAVE_ERROR_TO only supports "none". This indicates error information
is not saved and COPY just skips the unexpected data and continues running.
Later works are expected to add more choices, such as 'log' and 'table'.
Author: Damir Belyalov, Atsushi Torikoshi, Alex Shulgin, Jian He
Reviewed-by: Pavel Stehule, Andres Freund, Tom Lane, Daniel Gustafsson,
Reviewed-by: Alena Rybakina, Andy Fan, Andrei Lepikhov, Masahiko Sawada
Reviewed-by: Vignesh C, Atsushi Torikoshi
and then, three days later, he changed the syntax in next patch:
Rename COPY option from SAVE_ERROR_TO to ON_ERROR
The option names now are "stop" (default) and "ignore". The future options
could be "file 'filename.log'" and "table 'tablename'".
Author: Jian He
Reviewed-by: Atsushi Torikoshi
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On 16th of January 2024, Peter Eisentraut committed patch:
Support identity columns in partitioned tables
Previously, identity columns were disallowed on partitioned tables.
(The reason was mainly that no one had gotten around to working
through all the details to make it work.) This makes it work now.
Some details on the behavior:
* A newly created partition inherits identity property
The partitions of a partitioned table are integral part of the
partitioned table. A partition inherits identity columns from the
partitioned table. An identity column of a partition shares the
identity space with the corresponding column of the partitioned
table. In other words, the same identity column across all
partitions of a partitioned table share the same identity space.
This is effected by sharing the same underlying sequence.
When INSERTing directly into a partition, the sequence associated
with the topmost partitioned table is used to calculate the value of
the corresponding identity column.
In regular inheritance, identity columns and their properties in a
child table are independent of those in its parent tables. A child
table does not inherit identity columns or their properties
automatically from the parent. (This is unchanged.)
* Attached partition inherits identity column
A table being attached as a partition inherits the identity property
from the partitioned table. This should be fine since we expect
that the partition table's column has the same type as the
partitioned table's corresponding column. If the table being
attached is a partitioned table, the identity properties are
propagated down its partition hierarchy.
An identity column in the partitioned table is also marked as NOT
NULL. The corresponding column in the partition needs to be marked
as NOT NULL for the attach to succeed.
* Drop identity property when detaching partition
A partition's identity column shares the identity space
(i.e. underlying sequence) as the corresponding column of the
partitioned table. If a partition is detached it can longer share
the identity space as before. Hence the identity columns of the
partition being detached loose their identity property.
When identity of a column of a regular table is dropped it retains
the NOT NULL constraint that came with the identity property.
Similarly the columns of the partition being detached retain the NOT
NULL constraints that came with identity property, even though the
identity property itself is lost.
The sequence associated with the identity property is linked to the
partitioned table (and not the partition being detached). That
sequence is not dropped as part of detach operation.
* Partitions with their own identity columns are not allowed.
* The usual ALTER operations (add identity column, add identity
property to existing column, alter properties of an indentity
column, drop identity property) are supported for partitioned
tables. Changing a column only in a partitioned table or a
partition is not allowed; the change needs to be applied to the
whole partition hierarchy.
Author: Ashutosh Bapat <email@example.com>
Reviewed-by: Peter Eisentraut <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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