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

Reinier Olislagers reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 14:33:19 CEST 2012

On 19-4-2012 14:13, Ludo Brands wrote:
>> 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
> 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 set.
> 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. 
Sounds good.

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