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

Daniel Dittmar daniel.dittmar@sap.com
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 01:04:57 +0200

>>Another aspect to consider is that databases tend to
>>provide much more information than exposed in your

Having objects instead of cursor rows would make it
easier to implement database dependent properties (comment,
view definition, table sizes, row count, ...)

There are also useful methods

> There have not been much discussion on this subject past weeks.  I'm sad to
> see nearly nobody seems interested.

Perhaps because those that need it have already implemented their own
API (http://dbdoc.sourceforge.net/, http://www.gnuenterprise.org/)

Daniel Dittmar

Daniel Dittmar
SAP DB, SAP Labs Berlin