[DB-SIG] Next Version (was: Preparing statement API)

alexander smishlajev als@ank-sia.com
Sat, 29 Jan 2000 09:51:05 +0200

"M.-A. Lemburg" wrote:
> BTW, are there any other things which should be done for the
> next version ?

it would be helpful if db drivers could implement methods

- list of available (configured) data sources.
- list of database users: logon name, groups/roles
- list of user groups (roles): name, members
- list of database objects: owner (schema), name, type (table,
view, alias/synonym, procedure etc.), temporary object flag,
server-specific info and maybe permission list?  synonyms must
point to corresponding object.

such information is available at almost any db server, but each of
them has own ways to obtain it.

and...  in api spec v2.0 i cannot find anything about writing
blobs to database.  am i missing something?

best wishes,