At 13:54 -0700 5/15/02, mike markovich wrote:
>Thanks for responding. The ability to document columns, tables,
>databases, etc. seems pretty important to me. Why is this not an
>issue to others? Am I approaching this issue the wrong way? Your
>thoughts would be appreciated.
I guess I don't view the inability to store this information as
database metadata as an impediment to documenting the database.
>From: Paul DuBois [mailto:paul@stripped]
>Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 1:02 PM
>To: mike markovich; mysql@stripped
>Subject: Re: Column Header/ Column Description
>At 11:48 -0700 5/15/02, mike markovich wrote:
>>What is the convention for documenting the contents/purpose of a
>>column in MySql?
>There is none.
>> Most databases I have worked with had a way where text could be
>>entered for each column that described the purpose and or contents
>>of the column. It seems to me that this is something that should
>>happen at table creation time, but I've searched for a long time and
>>haven't found anything. A more general question might be how is
>>meta data entered or stored for tables and columns in MySql?
>>Can somebody point me in the right direction?