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DDLNo311

Suppress error upon ADD a foreign key, when a key of that name already exists.

Synopsis

[SQL]    DDLNo311=n

n is either 1 or 0. The default value is 0.

Description

When DDLNo311 is enabled (n = 1), when an attempt is made to ADD a foreign key, even if a key of that name already exists, InterSystems IRIS® data platform suppresses the SQLCODE -311 error.

For further details, refer to the ALTER TABLE command.

Changing This Parameter

On the SQL page of the Management Portal (System Administration > Configuration > SQL and Object Settings > SQL), select Ignore redundant DDL statements to suppress redundant SQLCODE errors.

To set the desired value for DDLNo311 from the InterSystems Terminal, use the SetDDLNo311() method of the %SYSTEM.SQL class. See the class reference for details.

You can also change DDLNo311 with the Config.SQL class (as described in the class reference) or by editing the CPF in a text editor (as described in the Editing the Active CPF section of the “Introduction to the Configuration Parameter File” chapter in this book).