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8,086,661 - Method for resolving collisions in a database replication system by relaxing a constraint that contributes to collisions, or removing the cause of the constraint that contributes to the collisions

Abstract:

A method is provided for resolving collisions in a database replication system. The system includes a source database and a target database, wherein changes made at the source database are replicated to the target database. Each database has one or more tables, and at least one of the tables has multiple constraints. A collision is detected during data replication as a result of one of the tables having multiple constraints. One constraint that contributes to the collision is identified. The constraint that contributes to the collision is relaxed, or the cause of the constraint that contributes to the collision is removed. This process is repeated for all additional constraints that contribute to the collision. In this manner, the collision is resolved.