[ic] Oracle?

Mike Heins mikeh@minivend.com
Sat, 7 Oct 2000 09:24:49 -0400

Quoting jason burns (jason@danni.com):
> Mike Heins wrote:
> > 
> > Quoting Mike Heins (mikeh@minivend.com):
> > > > Yesterday, Mike said in this mailing list that they will be including a
> > > > dbconf/oracle directory in a future release of Interchange...
> > > >
> > >
> > > Maybe even the first release. We have it pretty much put together. The
> > > thorniest problem we had was with the large number
> > 
> > Oops. To continue, the thorniest problem we had was the large number of
> > reserved words in oracle. For instance, "size", "comment", "session", and
> > some other fields cannot be used in Oracle. (Well they can if you surround
> > them with double quotes, but that is not realistic to do in a portable
> > system.) So we are having to add a __MVC_FIELDMUNGE__ and __FIELDMUNGE__
> > variable set to add fragments to the field names in catalog templates
> > generated for Oracle.
> > 
> Do you know what "size,comment,session"  fieldnames will be called for oracle?

I think our current thinking is that they will be modified
with a configurable suffix like "_fld" depending on what you set
__MVC_FIELDMUNGE__ to during catalog configuration. Basically, something
like size_fld, comment_fld, etc.

Jon Jensen is producing the Oracle definitions, and I think we will have
them out for 4.6.0, but I can't be sure.

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