Creates a domain.
A domain is created with the properties specified in the statement. Domains may be used instead of explicit data type specifications to define column formats in the
domain-nameis specified in its unqualified form, the domain will be created in the schema which has the same name as the current ident.
domain-nameis specified in its fully qualified form (i.e.
schema-name.domain-name) the domain will be created in the named schema (in this case, the current ident must be the creator of the specified schema).
Refer to Data Types in SQL Statements for a description of how the various data types are specified for the domain.
default-valueis specified, this value will be assigned to a column defined using the domain whenever a new table row is created or an existing table row is updated without an explicit value being specified for that column.
The COLLATE Clause
COLLATEclause is specified, the data controlled by the domain will be ordered and compared according to the collation specified.
For more information, see the Mimer SQL User's Manual, Collations.
The CHECK Clause
Specification of a
CHECKclause means that only values for which the search condition does not evaluate to false may be assigned to a column defined using the domain.
The search condition, see Search Conditions, in the
CHECKclause may only reference the domain (by using the keyword
VALUE), literals, user-defined function invocations or the keyword
CHECKclause must not contain any non-deterministic expressions, e.g.
References to columns, subselects, set functions or host variables are not allowed.
INITIALLY IMMEDIATE NOT DEFERRABLEexplicitly states that the check constraint will be, by default, verified at the time the relevant data manipulation operation is performed rather than when the transaction is committed and that the verification may never be explicitly deferred until the time the transaction is committed. This is also the default behavior. (This is to allow for future extensions to the Mimer SQL syntax.)
default-value, see Default Values.
An ident must have
USAGEprivilege on the domain in order to use it.
The domain name may not be the same as the name of any other domain belonging to the same schema.
CREATE DOMAINstatement does not verify that any specified default value conforms to the restrictions of any specified
CHECKclause. It is, therefore, possible to create a domain definition where attempts to store the default value in a column defined using the domain will fail.
ExamplesCREATE DOMAIN name AS INTEGER CHECK (VALUE IN (-1,0,3) OR VALUE BETWEEN 5 AND 9) CREATE DOMAIN name AS NCHAR VARYING(48) COLLATE english_1 CHECK (CHARACTER_LENGTH(VALUE) > 0)
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