[JDBC] DatabaseMetaData and the various servers
bkline at rksystems.com
Thu Sep 14 08:00:28 EDT 2000
On 14 Sep 2000, Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> Do you know where I could find a comprehensive list of these common
> system tables - I mean which are there, not their content as I can
> find this in my SQL Server 7 documentation myself?
Here's the list of tables common to SQL Server 7 and ASE 11.9.2. I
think it's a safe assumption that this list would be good at least as
far back as the verion right before the split between Microsoft and
Sybase (4.2 as I recall), but while it's unlikely that either vendor has
eliminated or renamed columns which existed back then, I wouldn't want
to count on neither of them having added columns subsequently, so we'll
need to test anything built based on SQL Server 7.0 documentation.
Common system tables in master database:
> I think we should base as many DatabaseMetadata methods as possible on
> them instead of building our own temprorary tables.
Agreed. I would hope that no temporary tables would be needed, since
that would block read-only accounts from what should be read-only
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