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PostgreSQL 10 Administration Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By : Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli
Book Image

PostgreSQL 10 Administration Cookbook - Fourth Edition

By: Simon Riggs, Gianni Ciolli

Overview of this book

PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source database management system with an enviable reputation for high performance and stability. With many new features in its arsenal, PostgreSQL 10 allows users to scale up their PostgreSQL infrastructure. This book takes a step-by-step, recipe-based approach to effective PostgreSQL administration. Throughout this book, you will be introduced to these new features such as logical replication, native table partitioning, additional query parallelism, and much more. You will learn how to tackle a variety of problems that are basically the pain points for any database administrator - from creating tables to managing views, from improving performance to securing your database. More importantly, the book pays special attention to topics such as monitoring roles, backup, and recovery of your PostgreSQL 10 database, ensuring high availability, concurrency, and replication. By the end of this book, you will know everything you need to know to be the go-to PostgreSQL expert in your organization.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Updatable views

PostgreSQL supports the SQL standard CREATE VIEW command, which supports automatic UPDATE, INSERT, and DELETE commands, provided they are simple enough.

Note that certain types of updates are forbidden just because it is either impossible or impractical to derive a corresponding list of modifications on the constituent tables. We'll discuss those issues here.

Getting ready

First, you need to consider that only simple views can be made to receive insertions, updates, and deletions easily. The SQL standard differentiates between views that are simple updatable and more complex views that cannot be expected to be updatable.

So, before we proceed, we need to understand what a simple updatable view is and...