ANSI SQL 2003 Extension OVER() appears to be missing in MonetDB Click to flag this post

Niels Nes Niels.Nes at
Mon Oct 15 21:13:44 CEST 2012

On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 05:55:10PM +0000, James Becker III wrote:
> Hello MonetDB Community.
> My name is James Becker, my friends call me Jaimi, and I am new to
> posting messages here, so I hope you will bear with me. 
> I am conducting a POC on MonetDB to see if we can use it to replace
> Vertica for a large scale read mostly educational reporting
> application. So far things are showing promise, but the legacy reports
> lean heavily on OVER(), which doesn't appear to be part of the 11.11.11
> release. Am I missing something, or is this the case?
> If anyone who has run into a similar limitations has any insights as to
> where I have made a wrong turn, or how to either implement OVER() in
> MonetDB using either MAL/C, or any suggestions for query work-arounds
> that would yield similar results, this would be greatly appreciated.
> Thx.
> ~jj


OVER is supported, but no all of its functionality. Could specify which 
functions you would like to use with over? Also which windowing
limitations would be required?
We sofar focused on the row_number and rank functions.


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