Other SQL constructs
cgp at star.le.ac.uk
Fri Feb 6 06:46:36 PST 2004
On Fri, 6 Feb 2004, Martin Hill wrote:
> ADQL (and SADQL) are currently query languages only.
Well so is SQL called a query language, but it has handy things like
UPDATE, DELETE, DROP, and more creatively, CREATE. I think ADQL will need
the same. The SQL example isn't necessarily a good one to follow, but I
think we are mostly agreed that it's better to follow it than to invent
something that might be worse.
> (esp as we at AstroGrid may have several ways to delete a table)
Really: you mean like - all at once versus a byte at a time? Or do you
mean like really delete it versus moving it to the grid-wastebasket (an
ikon of a black-hole might be appropriate for that, unless someone has
already copyrighted that idea).
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