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From David Van Couvering <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: drda datatypes
Date Mon, 15 Aug 2005 18:46:20 GMT
I vote for option 2, as long as we provide backward compatibility with 
clients running at earlier versions of 10.x.  Option 3 seems a bit drastic.

David

Rick Hillegas wrote:

> According to the January 2004 rev of the DRDA spec, DRDA does not 
> support the following SQL datatypes which we want to support or 
> already partially support:
>
> BOOLEAN
> NCHAR
> NCLOB
> NVARCHAR
> SQLXML
>
> How do we move forward to support these types? Here are some 
> suggestions. What do you think?
>
> 1) Wait until the spec owner (Open Group) adds these to a future rev 
> of DRDA. We would lobby Open Group to do this.
>
> 2) Create our own, custom-rev of DRDA which supports these datatypes. 
> Jim Gray seems to think that the spirit of DRDA allows these 
> customizations (see the following paper: 
> research.microsoft.com/~gray/papers/SqlAccessVsDrda.doc ). In this 
> scheme, Derby 10.2 clients and servers would ship with support for the 
> new datatypes. 10.2 servers would have to do something creative when 
> 10.1 or db2jcc clients accessed these datatypes.
>
> 3) Support some other data interchange format, either alongside or in 
> place of DRDA.
>
> -Rick
>
>
>

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