A declarative mechanism such as a check or foreign key that enforces some data integrity rule in a database.

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Is there a workaround for the lack of foreign keys constraint to a partitioned table in PostgreSQL?

I have a big table A (~30 million lines) at the core of my model. Another table B has a foreign key referencing A. I would like to partition A using the well-known inheritance hack. Is there a ...
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Unique across tables

I have a table containing users. Each user has a primary email and a flag indicating if the user is deleted or not (we never hard-delete users). However, each user can also have additional emails. ...
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Constraints on a junction table of many entity types?

Let's say I have the following database table and columns: Event: event_id, event_name School: school_id, school_name Automobile: automobile_id, automobile_name User: user_id, username ...
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Can't add a foreign key constraint in a table on Postgresql

I'm trying to add a foreign key of "prefectures" table in "centresdevote" table. But I'm having this error while trying to add a foreign key to "centresdevote" table. I had no problem adding foreign ...
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Enforce a column as unique based on another column value

I want to make a column unique, but only if a different column is a specific value. Consider the following table: CREATE TABLE [SampleTable] ( [Id] INTEGER NOT NULL IDENTITY(1,1) ...
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What is the difference between covering and overlapping constraints use in DBMS?

What is the difference between covering and overlapping constraints use in DBMS?
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Adding foreign keys constraint on databases used

We have a server with about 20 databases, all duplicates of the same original db, and we just noticed the original is missing all the foreign keys constraint for some unknown reason. So of course all ...
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What does a CONSTRAINT have to do with my unique index?

I have to indexes on my table. The first was created by Django and the second by me. I'm not completely certain what the extra CONSTRAINT means in the first index and am wondering how I would change ...
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Field Prerequisite on Another

I would like to know if it's possible to have two fields (in this case bits) in the same table where one is prerequisite on another. For example Check2 may only be true if Check1 is true. Note: I'm ...
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check key if exists in other table without fk constraint

Lets say i have: table a (id_a int); table b (id_b int, id_a int); I want to check if b.id_a exists in "a" before a new row in "b" will be inserted. Normally I would just add a fk constraint on ...
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SQL Azure: Drop Constraint and Index

This may be a stupid question, but I'm not a DBA and just wanna make sure of what I'm doing before I make a mistake. Here is my question: When dropping Constraints, are their indexes dropped as well? ...
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Cannot drop constraint in SQL server 2008

When I try to delete a constraint, it gives me the following message: "The constraint is used by merge replication for identity management and cannot be dropped directly. Execute ...
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PostgreSQL multi-column unique constraint and NULL values

I have a table like the following: create table my_table ( id int8 not null, id_A int8 not null, id_B int8 not null, id_C int8 null, constraint pk_my_table primary key (id), ...
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Email Column Constraint to Contain '@' character

How do you create an inline constraint for a Email Address Field that requires there be an "@" character? Pretty much I want there to be a restriction to the field so that the data entered must have ...
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How to enforce an “exactly-one-per-group” constraint?

I have a table x that I've defined like this: CREATE TABLE x ( xid INTEGER NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, yid INTEGER NOT NULL REFERENCES y(yid), is_principal BOOLEAN NOT NULL ); This definition ...
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Can I create a constraint to a subset of data? [duplicate]

Here's a simplified view of my database |---------------| |-----------| | ORGANIZATION | | CONTACT | |---------------| |-----------| | OrgId | | ContactId | | OrgName ...
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Finding violations of the symmetry constraint

Suppose I have a table Friends with columns Friend1ID, Friend2ID. I chose to represent each friendship with two records, say (John, Jeff) and (Jeff, John). Thus, each pair of friends should show up ...
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What happens when play with constraints [closed]

I'm inserting data from one DB to one other on another instance by using the following method: Create insert into scripts from the source DB. TargetDB: DROP constraints, insert data and Create ...
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Performance of single vs multiple column unique constraint

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.3. I want to understand if I have an option to make a constraint unique across the entire table vs. unique across a subset of the table (i.e. by using 2 columns in the unique ...
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Enforce a constraint problem

This business model is for a case management database. This is closely modeled on the idea of a file folder representing the phase and a sequential checklist representing the stages. A case consists ...
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MySQL unique index only if column has specific value

I have a table where I use a boolean column deleted to signify whether a specific record has been 'deleted' by the user (meaning, it appears in the trash list instead of the normal list). These items ...
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Change constraint on column based on value of another

Is it possible to change a constraint on a column in postgres based on the value of another column? E.g. (pseudocode): CREATE TABLE transactions( id SERIAL PRIMARY KEY, type TXN_TYPE NOT ...
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Oracle Missing Comma error on check constraint

I'm attempting to create a table in Oracle, but keep getting the "ORA-00917":missing comma error at the end of my first constraint (P_IMAGEFILE_CHECK). I've tried adding and taking away commas but ...
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Constrain Partial Values in Timestamp

I'm working on a some Create Table statements for a project I have. I have two columns (StartDate, EndDate) where the data type is Timestamp. One of the requirements is to ensure that the date is ...
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How can I help SQL Server recognize my indexed view column is NOT NULL-able?

I have the following indexed view defined in SQL Server 2008 (you can download a working schema from gist for testing purposes): CREATE VIEW dbo.balances WITH SCHEMABINDING AS SELECT user_id ...
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How to force MySQL Workbench to use constraints in my file?

I'm currently working on a project that requires I write my own constraints for my database (to show I know how they work). I'm attempting to test them in MySQL Workbench however the programs settings ...
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Msg 2627 Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint

trying to make a database for teams in a tv show here. but when I try and insert data into tblShowteam the following error made its appearance. Msg 2627, Level 14, State 1, Line 2 Violation of ...
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constraint in oracle

I'm trying modeling things like this using oracle: An account can have 1~5 members So I'll have a account table and a member table with a FK of account. But is that possible to check if the account ...
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Stored Procedure Create Table from Variable with Variable Constraint

I have managed use a store procedure to create a copy of a table with a variable name. But I am struggling to understand how to incorporate a constraint into the stored procedure. The problem: The ...
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How to I establish a 1 to 1 relationship

I have a table Nurse: CREATE TABLE [dbo].[Nurse]( [EmployeeId] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL, [WardId] [int] NOT NULL, CONSTRAINT [PK_Nurse] PRIMARY KEY CLUSTERED ( [EmployeeId] ASC ...
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Why does Postgres generate an already used PK value?

I'm using Django, and every once in a while I get this error: IntegrityError: duplicate key value violates unique constraint "myapp_mymodel_pkey" DETAIL: Key (id)=(1) already exists. My database ...
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How to combine a default value with a new value?

I need to start the value of a column with CON, so when I insert a new value, it needs to "combine" both default and new value; for example: In the CONTACTO_ASP2_TAB table, the column NOMBRE has to ...
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Why does MySQL increment the auto_increment value when there's a constraint violation?

I have a table in a MySQL database with one column id, which has auto_increment and the Primary Key. There's also a Unique constraint in this table, on different columns. I noticed that when I try to ...
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I see a constraint in my table thats not in INFORMATION SCHEMA?

When I expand the database "Constraints" object, I see 2 of them named DF_DocumentD_Docum_3F466844 and df_documentdistqty, but when I select to view everything from the "Information Schema.TABLE ...
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Is it possible to enforce a Unique Constraint on a Dataset comprised of joins

I am playing around with an idea to describe friendships in a system, and I am wondering about constraints. I currently have a database that looks like this: Users: ...
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Constrain a postgres timestamp to “End of day”?

Given a table named bananas and a timestamp without time zone column named end_time and some psql clients have set timezone to 'UTC' and other psql clients have set timezone to 'US/Eastern' and the ...
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How to enforce the structural constraints of rectangularly arrayed data?

(I'm particularly interested in answers that view the question below as a special case of the question: how should a RDBMS enforce structural constraints that are more specific than "one-to-many" and ...
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Adding standard set of constraints (rules) to PostGIS `raster` type column

Following on from my related prior question, let me elaborate this topic a bit. raster2pgsql is a raster loader executable that loads GDAL supported raster formats in PostGIS. It has a -C flag ...
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Is it possible to have a unique key condition based on another value?

I have a table with the following columns: ID, STRING_VALUE, ENUM_VALUE, CATEGORY_IDENTIFIER I'd like to create a condition that won't allow two identical ENUM_VALUEs, but only if their ID is also ...
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Creating a unique constraint on a PostGIS 'raster' type column

I am using the following command to add constraints to one of the raster image in PostGIS-2.1.3 (PostgreSQL-9.1.14). ALTER TABLE schema1.table1 ADD CONSTRAINT enforce_scalex_rast unique (rast); But ...
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cascade delete doesn't work even though constraint is added

I created the following table: CREATE TABLE message_link ( id serial NOT NULL, thread_id integer, message_id integer, user_id integer, read boolean NOT NULL, CONSTRAINT message_link_pkey ...
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How to put this particular constraint on this link table in MySQL? [duplicate]

I have the following three tables in MySQL: Store, Groups, StoreGroup. A store can belong to several groups. StoreGroup is the link table that records the groups a store belongs to. The Groups table ...
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Restrict two specific column values from existing at the same time

I have a PostgreSQL example table where at most one row that is not of type 'c' should be allowed. I would appreciate any help creating a constraint that will enforce this. CREATE TABLE example ( ...
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foreign key constraint violation issue

I have identified 3 situations. A student with no enrollments. A student with enrollments but no grades. A student with enrollments and grades. There is a trigger on the enrollments table to ...
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SQL Server - constraint to prevent overlapping dates [duplicate]

I saw this wonderful article called "CHECK Constraint To Avoid Overlapping Data" It basically boils down to this: CREATE TABLE Reservations (ReservationID int NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, ...
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Making a column immutable in MySQL

I want to make a column in a relation unmodifyable for consistency reasons. The backstory is that I have a n:n relationship where the "connecting" relation has additional values. I don't want that ...
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Clarify unique constraint and index, cannot grasp the concepts to 100% [duplicate]

When reading about UNIQUE, I understand the concept but when it comes to the practical part of it, I get confused and I'm unsure of what it means. What I do understand, is that there are two ways to ...
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PostgreSQL: How does the implicit index work when using “COPY” for loading bulk rows into a newly created table?

What I know for fast loading bulk rows into a new table is: Create the table(without creating the index) Use "COPY" to load data from a file into the table Create the index What if I added a ...
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SQL Server - Is it possible to forbid creation of default constraint name?

I was having a looking on this article about default constraints and I have a question. Is there a configuration in SQL Server 2008 that forbid naming creation of new default constraints declared ...
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When should I use a unique constraint instead of a unique index?

When I want a column to have distinct values, I can either use a constraint create table t1( id int primary key, code varchar(10) unique NULL ); go or I can use a unique index create table t2( id ...