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From Kevin Williams <kevin...@qwest.net>
Subject Re: [DAS] Automatically Creating sample canned databases
Date Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:54:13 GMT
I have not had a chance to investigate but there is OS utility named 
DBUnit (http://www.dbunit.org/) that is designed to create, preload and 
refresh databases for use in testing.

Amita Vadhavkar wrote:

> Hi Luciano,
> Yes, I am making a util jar for that. Please check all the below 
> details and
> let me know
> yout suggestions.
> Trying to reuse part of DAS config.xsd's (ConnectionInfo portion ) to 
> supply
> the connection params and adding a new element to xsd to list database 
> table
> names that need to be created. This way different samples can restrict 
> the
> number of tables created based on their need.
> Also, making methods to do force/needBased refresh of tables and data. 
> i.e.
> control table
> creation and data refresh.
> We can use same jar in web samples and standalone samples.
> The methods exposed to the clients of this jar will be dbInit.createDB
> (DBConfigFileName);
> dbInit.createSchema(boolean) - for force/need base table creation,
> dbInit.createData(boolean)-
> for force/need base data refresh.
> Can be more granular - like which table to create/data to refresh -
> but then the whole referntial integrity will need to be taken care, So to
> keep it simple - at present - its all tables/none , not selective.
> I am assuming that the table structure is internal knowledge of this 
> util,
> i.e. not allowing externally defining table structures etc. (sim. to 
> what we
> have at present in rdb). Only flexibility is - which are the tables 
> required
> by the current client. Will that suffice for the current need? We can add
> that later if it is essential for some apps/samples.
> Pasting here the structure of DBConfig.xsd. See if this will meet the
> requirements. Can add database vendor name to support different databases
> like Derby, DB2, MySQL etc.
> One question here is -
> For DB2 database creation - from java, how to do this? There are ways for
> this in MySQL and Derby but could not find for DB2, any pointers?
> Below is the xsd.
> _________________________________________________________________________________ 
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
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> <xsd:schema 
> xmlns:DBConfig="http:///org.apache.tuscany.das.rdb/DBConfig.xsd"
> xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" 
> elementFormDefault="qualified"
> targetNamespace="http:///org.apache.tuscany.das.rdb/DBConfig.xsd">
>   <xsd:element name="DBConfig" type="DBConfig:DBConfig"/>
>   <xsd:complexType name="DBConfig">
>      <xsd:sequence>
>        <xsd:element maxOccurs="1" minOccurs="1" name="ConnectionInfo"
> type="DBConfig:ConnectionInfo"/>
>        <xsd:element maxOccurs="1" minOccurs="1" name="TableList"
> type="DBConfig:TableList"/>
>      </xsd:sequence>
>      <xsd:attribute name="forceRecreate" type="xsd:boolean"/>
>      <xsd:attribute name="forceDataRefresh" type="xsd:boolean"/>
>   </xsd:complexType>
>   <xsd:complexType name="ConnectionProperties">
>      <xsd:attribute name="driverClass" type="xsd:string"/>
>      <xsd:attribute name="databaseURL" type="xsd:string"/>
>      <xsd:attribute default="" name="userName" type="xsd:string"/>
>      <xsd:attribute default="" name="password" type="xsd:string"/>
>      <xsd:attribute default="0" name="loginTimeout" type="xsd:int"/>
>   </xsd:complexType>
>   <xsd:complexType name="ConnectionInfo">
>      <xsd:sequence>
>        <xsd:element maxOccurs="1" minOccurs="0" 
> name="ConnectionProperties"
> type="DBConfig:ConnectionProperties"/>
>      </xsd:sequence>
>      <xsd:attribute name="dataSource" type="xsd:string"/>
>   </xsd:complexType>
>   <xsd:complexType name="TableList">
>      <xsd:sequence>
>        <xsd:element maxOccurs="unbounded" minOccurs="0" name="TableName"
> type="xsd:string"/>
>      </xsd:sequence>
>   </xsd:complexType>
> </xsd:schema>
> On 4/10/07, Luciano Resende <luckbr1975@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Amita
>>   Today, we have couple of DAS sample applications (companyWeb, 
>> customer,
>> das-service) and they mostly rely on same set of databases table and the
>> solution we have today is to have the actual derby canned db checked in
>> and
>> copied when it need to be used. This per si is a problem, but also, 
>> if you
>> want to use the sample with another db (e.g MySQL) you would have to
>> create
>> the canned DB yourself. There is also a small issue when performing
>> automated integration testings using htmlUnit, that we need a way to
>> refresh
>> the data to it's initial status, to allow running the test again without
>> having to re-copy the canned databases.
>>   The idea behind Tuscany-863 is to try solve these issues mentioned
>> above,
>> so the solution should be something that we could share between all the
>> sample applications, maybe a module that would create a jar to handle 
>> this
>> canned db, and the applications using the canned DBs would include 
>> the jar
>> to handle creation population and refreshing the canned DB data.
>>   The patch you produced for Tuscany-863 is embedded on the companyWeb
>> sample, so I think it would be better to investigate the possibility to
>> move
>> it to it's own module. I'm also open to hear other possible 
>> solutions, or
>> approaches, that would address the scenarios mentioned above.
>> Thoughts ?
>> -- 
>> Luciano Resende
>> http://people.apache.org/~lresende

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