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From "Bernt M. Johnsen" <Bernt.John...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1164) 'show tables' and 'describe' commands in ij
Date Thu, 06 Apr 2006 17:35:52 GMT
>>>>>>>>>>>> Daniel John Debrunner (JIRA) wrote (2006-04-06
18:25:43):
> ij is intended as a fairly neutral JDBC client that works against
> any database engine. While it may be ok to tailor ij for Derby, 

Actually, I think should be an requrement that even if ij is somewhat
tailored to Derby, it should remain database independent. That's one
of the really nice features of ij.

> having to need a specific version of ij to talk to a specific
> version of Derby will cause problems. 

Agree! When testing/experimenting I often find myself having two
connections in ij, one to a db from trunk and another which is 10.1. I
would consider vetoing an ij tie in to specific Derby versions.

> It would be interesting for you to provide a patch that uses the
> DatabaseMetData methods directly and displays the resultant
> ResultSets using the standard ij code. The we could think about the
> "nice layout", what's nice to you maybe horrible to someone else.

JDBC should provide enough metadata for this. 

-- 
Bernt Marius Johnsen, Database Technology Group, 
Staff Engineer, Technical Lead Derby/Java DB
Sun Microsystems, Trondheim, Norway

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