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From:MikeParton Date:May 15 2002 11:01pm
Subject:Re: Column Header/ Column Description
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Haven't found any open source ERD editors out there.  BUT, realized that
Visio has ERD diagramming capability, out of the box.  Visio seems pretty
prevalent around enterprises.  If you look, you might find it and can
describe your data model using one of several de acto standard
methofologies.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Matthews" <mmatthew@stripped>
To: "Keith C. Ivey" <keith@stripped>; <mysql@stripped>
Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 6:27 PM
Subject: Re: Column Header/ Column Description


>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Keith C. Ivey" <keith@stripped>
> To: <mysql@stripped>
> Sent: Wednesday, May 15, 2002 4:54 PM
> Subject: Re: Column Header/ Column Description
>
>
> > On 15 May 2002, at 16:06, Mark Matthews wrote:
> >
> > > I'm interested in hearing what databases you have used that have this
> > > functionality? SQL server and Oracle do not, for example.
> >
> > MS Access does.  Also, it seems a bit inconsistent that MySQL has
> > metadata (the comment) associated with each table, but has nothing
> > similar for databases or columns.  It's certainly not essential, but
> > I've wondered about it before.
>
> I'm of the opinion that storing the sort of metadata you're talking about
in
> the database is a bad idea. I don't even think that the table comment
> functionality that MySQL does have is absolutely necessary. Storing this
> sort of metadata in the database seems to be counterproductive to me,
> especially because it's only available if you know SQL and are working
with
> the database. But that's another discussion.
>
> I would hope that developers create table and column names that are
> descriptive enough to get a general understanding of what's going on, and
> that anything that wasn't self-describing is documented in a set of
"release
> notes" or a data dictionary.
>
> I'm also of the opinion that a picture is a much better tool for this sort
> of thing. Unfortunately, there aren't many open-source ERD editors out
> there.
>
>     -Mark
>
>
>
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Column Header/ Column Descriptionmike markovich15 May
Re: Column Header/ Column DescriptionPaul DuBois15 May
RE: Column Header/ Column Descriptionmike markovich15 May
  • Re: Column Header/ Column DescriptionMark Matthews15 May
    • Re: Column Header/ Column DescriptionKeith C. Ivey15 May
      • Re: Column Header/ Column DescriptionMark Matthews16 May
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        • Re: Alter tableBenjamin Pflugmann16 May
        • RE: Alter tableRoger Baklund16 May
      • Re: Column Header/ Column DescriptionMikeParton16 May
      • Re: Alter tableMark16 May
        • Re: Alter tableBenjamin Pflugmann16 May
      • Re: Alter tableMark16 May
  • RE: Column Header/ Column DescriptionGurhan Ozen15 May
RE: Column Header/ Column DescriptionPaul DuBois15 May
RE: Column Header/ Column Descriptionmike markovich15 May
RE: Column Header/ Column DescriptionSteve Orr16 May
  • Re: Column Header/ Column DescriptionMark Matthews16 May