On Fri, 12 Mar 1999, Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
> > Subject: Help getting metadata from LISTFIELDS
> > Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 14:10:40 +0000 (GMT)
> > From: Paul Sharpe <paul@stripped>
> > To: msql-mysql-modules@stripped
> > How do I access the metadata I expected this
> > 'SQL EXTENSION' to return?
> The LISTFIELDS instruction (which is internally mysql_list_fields, of
> does nothing more than returning an empty table. You can think of it as
> being equivalent to
> SELECT * FROM $table WHERE 1=0
> So the number 0 is correct for the rows. What do you expect it to return?
I expected to be able to access the metadata for $table somehow as the
Mysql manual says
Calling mysql_list_fields() is similar to executing the query
SHOW fields FROM table...
and DBD::mysql says
Returns a statement handle that describes the
columns of $table. Ses the docs of msqlListFields
or mysql_list_fields for details.
I'm not clear how I access the information returned by LISTFIELDS.
The point is also a bit moot as you say
> AFAIK I do not even have AUTO_INCREMENT available as part of the
> LISTFIELDS statement ... this ought to be fixed.
so fttb I think I'm going to have to revert to using
and parsing the resulting rows. Being able to query the AUTO_UNIQUE_VALUE
status of a column in a base table would solve my my problem.