WL#2749: Extend Logs: Add ability to log bad rows
Affects: Server-7.1 — Status: Un-Assigned — Priority: Medium
One feature that could be added when we are extending our logging capabilities, is the ability to log "bad" rows, generated during bulk data changes, to a table. For example, from http://tkyte.blogspot.com/2005/07/how-cool-is-this.html regarding a new Oracle10g feature: "DML Error Logging, instead of the 100,000 row update/insert/whatever failing because a single row doesn’t quite work out, we can have the 99,999 successful rows go through and have the one bad row logged to a table! I mean, this isn’t just cool, this is “change my world, rewrite the books, stop the presses, wow, knock me over with a feather”." Trudy Pelzer's comment: We already have INSERT IGNORE, which allows a bulk INSERT to keep going when an error is encountered. We even have the facility to determine whether all INSERTs were processed (check the mysql_info() C API function). But logging *which* statement failed would certainly be a nifty feature.
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