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From Glen Mazza <>
Subject database script simplifications?
Date Fri, 17 May 2013 01:26:41 GMT
Hi Team,

Unsure, but I'm inclined to simplify our database creation scripts, 
presently we use a bunch of symbolic terms instead of the actual table 
and column names:

The real table and column names are replaced/filtered from the file here:

The idea is that we can change a table or column name in one place 
( and it will cascade to the hsql and postgresql 
scripts.  However, we only have a few tables and we almost never 
(probably never) change table and column names anyway.  I think it might 
be good to remove the filtering and just hardcode the table and column 
names in the create scripts.  That will simplify the Maven pom and files a bit as well as make the system easier to 
understand. WDYT?

Also, do we need the PostgreSQL scripts today? First of 
all I'm unsure if these database scripts (hsql and postgresql) are for 
production also or only test, if the latter, we only test with hsql 
anyway so maybe we can delete PostgreSQL.  If this is also for 
production, I would guess 90% are happy with hsql and those not happy 
with hsql aren't going to be any happier with PostgreSQL (i.e., people 
leaving hsql would rather switch to MySQL, Derby, Oracle, etc...)  Then 
again, maybe we provide two database options to make sure we're not 
coding in a specific database-dependent manner.


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