[DB-SIG] Request: Standardized way to get database schema

Magnus Lycka magnus@thinkware.se
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 19:11:57 +0200

At 18:43 2002-08-14 +0200, Fabien COUTANT wrote:
>14/08/2002 16:38:16, "brian zimmer" <bzimmer@ziclix.com> wrote:
> >For what it's worth, both mxODBC and zxJDBC provide access to this
> >information.
>Thanks. What I'm looking for is a common, uniform access way, that is not
>specific to any database driver.

Please tell us if you find one! ;-)

I suppose the somewhat too ambitious idea that the DB-API should be able
to cover any row/column-oriented database makes it difficult to mandate
such a standard.

I think the best we can hope for would be that the approach used in mxODBC
and zxJDBC was turned into an optional extension of the DB-API standard.

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