[fpc-pascal] XML-XSD export: importer & how to test

Reinier Olislagers reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 21:11:40 CEST 2011

On 28-7-2011 20:59, Ludo Brands wrote:
>>>> Agreed, but you cannot every kind of data type, for that you
>>>> will probably need the various databases... and hopefully a 
>>>> continuous integration server to run the tests...
>>> Sqldb converts databases types to the internal ftxxx datatypes. So, 
>>> yes, you can everything without external databases.
>> I admit I need to delve deeper into this, but to me it's 
>> strange we have datatypes like ftOracleBlob and 
>> ftParadoxOLE... These do seem to be database-specific (ok, 
>> maybe within fcl-db, but still). Earlier today I've written 
>> code to dumbly create a bufdataset with all these datatypes 
>> for and will see what happens when assigning data to it. If 
>> it blows, I'll comment it out... we'll see. 
> Db.pas line 2020 gives you the mapping between ftxxx and corresponding
> Tfield descendant. This is a default mapping but AFAIK no db implementation
> is actually overriding this.
> Since there are a lot of ftxxx mapped to only a few TField classes, the
> testcases can be reduced considerably. It'll help also in reducing the long
> 'case fieldtype' statements you have now.
Thanks, I'll have a look...

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