[fpc-pascal] Re: SQLDB GetSchemaInfoSQL for indexes etc?

LacaK lacak at zoznam.sk
Thu Apr 19 14:35:26 CEST 2012

Ludo Brands  wrote / nap=EDsal(a):
>> Thinking about column names I would suggest, change it according to =

>> SQL-Standard (information_schema views). To be fully compatible. =

>> (because ATM we are not compatible with SQL-Standard NOR Delphi) =

>> Advantage will be, that we will be able do for example 'select * from =

>> INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES' so if some DB provides also other columns =

>> (additional information on tables, procedures, indexes, columns etc.) =

>> we will get it. It will of course lead to breaking backward =

>> compatibility, but I think, that there is very, very (if any) small =

>> amount of users, which use
>> setschemainfo+open to get metadata information.
>>     =

>  =

> I completely agree. Delphi isn't that consistent with itself neither. Just
> take a look at the schema info returned by dbado and you'll get fe. for
ok good, it seems, that there are at least 3 votes for changing it to =

sql compliant

>  =

> Going one step further I would not bother about stIndexes in favor of
> table_constraints, referential_constraints,key_column_usage,
> constraint_column_usage and constraint_table_usage which is also iso. The
> info contained in these views can't be combined in one stIndexes result s=
> Advantage is also that adhering to these standard views, as noted earlier,
> can be just a 'select * from INFORMATION_SCHEMA.xxx' for those db's that
> support INFORMATION_SCHEMA. For those that don't, there are enough queries
> around that map to INFORMATION_SCHEMA or to the very similar ODBC
> equivalents. =

>   =

Ludo here I do not understand what do you want to say. may be, that my =

english is not so good ;-)
Can you explain please what is your proposal regarding to stIndexes ?


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