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CQL has hooks to enable in-memory statistics to be tracked for database tables. Using this hook, it's possible to monitor the number of rows in a table with a particular value in a particular column.
Often the kind of statistics of interest are’how many rows in this table are in ERROR' or’how many in this table are at NEW'? While it may be possible to maintain these directly in any code which updates tables, it can be difficult to ensure all cases are accounted for, and requires developers to remember which attributes are tracked.
To ensure that all (CQL-originated) updates to statuses are captured, it's possible to use the CQL hook system to update them automatically. Define add a fact like:
cql_statistic_monitored_attribute_hook(my_schema, my_table, my_table_status_column).
This will examine the domain for the column’my_table_status_column',
and generate a statistic for each of my_table::
where xxx is each possible allowed value for the domain. Code will be
automatically generated to trap updates to this specific column, and
maintain the state. This way, if you are interested in the number of
rows in my_table which have a status of’NEW', you can look at
my_table_status_column('NEW'), without having to
manage the state directly. CQL update statements which affect the status
will automatically maintain the statistics.
The calculations are vastly simpler than the history mechanism, so as to keep performance as high as possible. For inserts, there is no cost to monitoring the table (the insert simply increments the statistic if the transaction completes). For deletes, the delete query is first run as a select, aggregating on the monitored columns to find the number of deletes for each domain allowed value. This means that a delete of millions of rows might requires a select returning only a single row for statistics purposes. For updates, the delete code is run, then the insert calculation is done, multiplied by the number of rows affected by the update.
In all cases, CQL ends up calling cql_statistic_monitored_attribute_change_hook/5, where the last argument is a signed value indicating the number of changes to that particular statistic.
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|Mode||minimal ; explicit ; full|
decimal(10, 5)Can be autoconfigured.
foreign_key(ForeignTableName:atom, ForeignColumnNames:list, ColumnNames:list)
In theory this can be autoconfigured too, but I have not written the code for it yet
|KeyColumnNames||list of atom in database-supplied order|
|KeyType||identity ; ’primary key' ; unique|