[Zope-DB] mxODBC Zope Database Adapter
Sun, 14 Jul 2002 18:46:00 +0200
Dieter Maurer wrote:
> M.-A. Lemburg writes:
> > * are there any extensions to the standard interface (currently
> > there only seems to be a single .query() method in there),
> > which I could implement to better expose the rich ODBC
> > APIs (e.g. catalog methods come to mind) ?
> Many DAs provide tabs to browse the schema.
I was thinking of APIs which would be used by web-site
programmers rather than yet another schema browser ;-)
Aren't there any standard for e.g. returning a list
of tables, columns and data types in these columns ?
> And, it would be nice, when we had also ways to add new tables,
> add columns and similar things (also I did not meet any DA
> that could do this).
Sounds like it would be better to have a generic tool
for this... creating tables and columns is certainly not
restricted to the DA but rather a task which depends on
the used database backend.
> > And, since this is my first Zope product :):
> > * is there a standard way to ship Zope products (the most common
> > seems to be: unzip + restart, but that doesn't strike me as
> > user-friendly and it also doesn't work with C extensions unless
> > you ship binary releases)
> You may look at ZMySQLDA. I think it makes it quite well.
> Due to Zope restriction, a Zope restart is unavoidable after the
> installation of a new product.
The restart is natural, but I would have thought that at
least on Windows products ship in form of Windows installers.
And on Unix, something like: download, unzip, run
"python setup.py install", restart.
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