Bug #35722 Blackhole field flag
Submitted: 31 Mar 2008 21:59 Modified: 1 Apr 2008 13:34
Reporter: Olaf van der Spek (Basic Quality Contributor) Email Updates:
Status: Verified Impact on me:
None 
Category:MySQL Server: General Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version:* OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: qc
Triage: Triaged: D5 (Feature request)

[31 Mar 2008 21:59] Olaf van der Spek
Description:
Hi,

Could you add a blackhole field flag? When set, the field will always return the default value and not take up any storage space.
This is useful if you like to remove a field from a table, but you can't or don't want to update all queries that use it.

How to repeat:
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[1 Apr 2008 13:34] Valeriy Kravchuk
Thank you for a reasonable feature request.
[5 Oct 2008 12:08] Konstantin Osipov
Why not use updatable views?