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Using MySQL triggers and views in Amazon RDS

I recently had an opportunity to migrate a customer from a physical server into Amazon’s RDS environment. In this particular case the customers’ platform makes extensive use of MySQL triggers and views.  I came across two significant issues that prevented me from following Amazon’s documentation, which basically states “use mysqldump” but doesn’t call out a specific method of dealing with MySQL triggers and views.

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a great platform if you’re looking for complete hands-off management of your MySQL environment, but comes at a cost in the area of flexibility, i.e. you don’t have SUPER privilege and this brings up additional challenges.

  1. You need to ensure you set log_bin_trust_function_creators=1 ( by default this is off, 0).
  2. You need to clean up your mysqldump syntax.

#1 is easy, you simply make a configuration change …

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MySQL Database Triggers

One of the students wanted an equivalent example to an Oracle DML trigger sample that replaces a white space in a last name with a dash for an INSERT statement. Apparently, the MySQL trigger example in the Oracle Database 11g and MySQL 5.6 Developer Handbook was a bit long. I have to agree with that because the MySQL DML trigger demonstrated cursors and loops in the trigger code.

Triggers can be statement- or row-level actions. Although some databases let you define statement-level triggers, MySQL doesn’t support them. MySQL only supports row-level triggers. Row-level triggers support critical or non-critical behaviors. Critical behavior means the trigger observes an insert, update, or delete that must be stopped, which means it …

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MySQL: Solution for ERROR 1442 (HY000): Can’t update table ‘t1′ in stored function/trigger because it is already used by statement which invoked this stored function/trigger.

Here is a sample table you can create to test following problem/solution on: CREATE TABLE `t1` ( `a` char(1) default NULL, `b` smallint(6) default NULL ); insert into t1 values ('y','1'); I have a table t1 which has column a and b, I want column a to be updated to ‘n’ when column b = 0. Here is the first version [...]

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