On Aug 4, 2010, at 1:11 PM, Orton, Steven J (IS) wrote:
> Is there a way to detect these attributes?
> I would like to know if mysql++ stores the comments
MySQL++ doesn't store anything. The MySQL database server stores things.
But no, the server doesn't store the raw SQL you used to create tables, with comments,
white space and what-all. The SQL is parsed, executed, and thrown away.
The raw SQL *may* be logged somewhere, optionally, but there is no API in MySQL++ to
access the MySQL server's log files.
I stress *may* because you certainly wouldn't want this to happen all the time. Imagine
if it also kept the raw SQL that went into a multi-GB dump-and-load, as might be done as
part of a major DB server upgrade. At one point, you'd have three copies: the dump, the
log, and the stored table data.
> and default values of fields
Defaults probably are accessible from the same APIs dbinfo.cpp uses. You might have to
dig down to the C API level to find them, though. If so, consider how MySQL++ might
expose the info, and make a proposal.