[Mondrian] Proposed additions to Mondrian schema syntax

Eric McDermid mcdermid at stonecreek.com
Fri Jun 19 14:31:12 EDT 2009

Yep, I'd planned on that.

One complication is that MySQL doesn't always allow it; the behavior  
can be turned off by setting the sql_mode to ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY.  I'm  
still looking into it, but I think I'll need to run a query as part of  
the dialect initialization to figure out the value of sql_mode.

Of course, sql_mode can technically be changed while the MySQL server  
is running, but in this case I think we're justified in only checking  
when the dialect is first initialized.  I think it's fair to require  
people to shut down their mondrian instance and restart if they want  
to make that kind of change.

  -- Eric

On Jun 19, 2009, at 12:18 PM, Julian Hyde wrote:

>> Eric wrote:
>> In such a case,
>> grouping on the
>> property column is logically redundant and may safely be
>> eliminated if
>> the database permits queries to SELECT columns not in the GROUP BY.
>> MySQL allows this by default, though support for it can be
>> turned off
>> if desired.
> You'll need a dialect property for this. MySQL is the only database  
> I know
> that supports this feature (even though it is consistent with the SQL
> standard). Add a dialect test that makes sure that a database allows  
> such
> queries if and only if the dialect says that it does.
> Julian
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