Sunday, September 28, 2008

Re: [HACKERS] Ad-hoc table type? writes:
> Something like this:

> create adhoc table foo ();

> insert into foo (name, rank, serial) values ('joe', 'sargent', '42');

> In an "ad-hoc" table type, when an insert is made, and a column is not
> found, then a new varchar column is added.

> I know the idea has a lot of holes, and is probably a bad idea, but it
> answers an important problem of easily mapping programmatic types to a
> database.

Seems like a table with one contrib/hstore column might be more relevant
to this guy's idea of how to do database design.

regards, tom lane

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