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From Satheesh Bandaram <sathe...@Sourcery.Org>
Subject Re: drda datatypes
Date Mon, 15 Aug 2005 20:53:59 GMT
I hear that SQLXML type is being added, though don't know exact status
on that. I will follow up to get more info.

Satheesh

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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