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From:mike markovich Date:May 15 2002 8:54pm
Subject:RE: Column Header/ Column Description
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Paul, 

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.

Mike 

-----Original Message-----
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:
>Hi All,
>
>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?
>
>Many Thanks,
>Mike



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