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From Paul Hammant <Paul_Hamm...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: JDBC setCatalog(..)
Date Sat, 10 Nov 2001 20:44:28 GMT
Kasper, Gerhard,

>>"catalogs" are the same as "databases".
>>
>
>well not quite (perhaps in java/jdbc world),
>A catalog is used for storing the complete definition of the various
>database structures and constraints (meta-data), ie it doesn't contain data.
>
Hazy memory: I think this is the system catalog.

How about the "path" concept is catalog, with tables, views etc inside 
that.  We also have a catalog "*SYSTEM" that contains the meta-data tables.

Would that work?

- Paul


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