It might also be done by keeping a last-revision table. Then you'd only
select 1 record from that, and up the number.
On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 5:34 PM, Chris W <4rfvgy7@stripped> wrote:
> Johan De Meersman wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 1:34 PM, Carsten Pedersen <carsten@stripped
>>> Wouldn't that strategy cause problems if one or more rows have been
>>> deleted in the meantime? (i.e. sequence numbers 1-4 have been created,
>>> 2 has been deleted - new sequence number would be 4).
>> Yeps. I'm none too sharp today, apparently. Max() it is.
> That may not be an issue in this case. Since it sounds like he is keeping
> a revision history, I wouldn't be surprised if he plans on not allowing the
> deleting of records, unless of course all of the revision history for a
> given file Cluster/File are deleted. If that is the case the count would
> work fine. If that is not the case, max may not work either since if the
> last revision record has been deleted then using max will give faulty data
> as well. Seems the only way for something like this to work is if you keep
> the full revision history. Although I suppose that if you were to keep say
> the most recent X revisions then the last revision would always be in the
> table and max could work where count would not always.
> Chris W
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