check_updates

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check_updates 1.0.1
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Abstract
Trigger functions to allow/deny certain type of table updates
Description
This module contains several function implementing rules that restrict certain subset of update commands on a table. These functions are designed to be set as on update per-row triggers on a table.
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alexk
License
The PostgreSQL License
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Extensions

check_updates 1.0.1
Trigger functions to allow/deny certain type of table updates

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CheckTrigger
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README

check_updates

This module contains several function implementing rules that restrict certain subset of update commands on a table. These functions are designed to be set as on update per-row triggers on a table.

Development is sponsored by Enova Financial (http://www.enova.com)

To build it, just do this:

make
make installcheck
make install

If you encounter an error such as:

"Makefile", line 8: Need an operator

You need to use GNU make, which may well be installed on your system as gmake:

gmake
gmake install
gmake installcheck

If you encounter an error such as:

make: pg_config: Command not found

Be sure that you have pg_config installed and in your path. If you used a package management system such as RPM to install PostgreSQL, be sure that the -devel package is also installed. If necessary tell the build process where to find it:

env PG_CONFIG=/path/to/pg_config make && make installcheck && make install

And finally, if all that fails (and if you're on PostgreSQL 8.1 or lower, it likely will), copy the entire distribution directory to the contrib/ subdirectory of the PostgreSQL source tree and try it there without pg_config:

env NO_PGXS=1 make && make installcheck && make install

If you encounter an error such as:

ERROR:  must be owner of database regression

You need to run the test suite using a super user, such as the default "postgres" super user:

make installcheck PGUSER=postgres

Once check_updates is installed, you can add it to a database. If you're running PostgreSQL 9.1.0 or greater, it's a simple as connecting to a database as a super user and running:

CREATE EXTENSION check_updates;

If you've upgraded your cluster to PostgreSQL 9.1 and already had check_updates installed, you can upgrade it to a properly packaged extension with:

CREATE EXTENSION check_updates FROM unpackaged;

Note: upgrades are not supported from version 1.0.0

For versions of PostgreSQL less than 9.1.0, you'll need to run the installation script:

psql -d mydb -f /path/to/pgsql/share/contrib/check_updates.sql
psql -d mydb -f /path/to/pgsql/share/contrib/allow_on_condition.sql
psql -d mydb -f /path/to/pgsql/share/contrib/deny_updates.sql

If you want to install check_updates and all of its supporting objects into a specific schema, use the PGOPTIONS environment variable to specify the schema, like so:

PGOPTIONS=--search_path=extensions psql -d mydb -f check_updates.sql
PGOPTIONS=--search_path=extensions psql -d mydb -f deny_updates.sql
PGOPTIONS=--search_path=extensions psql -d mydb -f allow_on_condition.sql

Dependencies

The check_updates module has no dependencies other than PostgreSQL.

Copyright and License

The module is distributed under the PostgreSQL License. Copyright (c) 2012 Command Prompt, Inc.