[Uml-devel] [Bug 73632] attribute comments with sqlwriter produces invalid SQL
seb_stein at gmx.de
Sun Feb 1 23:49:03 UTC 2004
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------- Additional Comments From seb_stein at gmx.de 2004-02-02 08:48 -------
Subject: Re: [Uml-devel] attribute comments with sqlwriter produces invalid SQL
Riku Voipio <nchip at kos.to> [040202 08:30]:
> > Maybe this is a feature. Or how do you add things like NOT NULL? If you use
> > the comment, you can add it directly behind the column name and type.
> Thing like NOT NULL are not really comments they are vital part
> of the data definition.
> It would be inconsistent to have varchar(200) (the field lenght) in the
> attribute type field, and other parts of definition in the comment field.
Mmh, yes. So you would say if a not null is needed, you enter as datatype
"varchar(200) not null", right?
> Plus, where would put the REAL comments of the field, if the
> comment field becomes magically an semantic field.
This would be impossible.
> This bug is because the original author is passing first by value
> to printAttributes and uses it like it would be passed by reference.
> You will only notice this if you use attributes of diffrent scope
> (public, protected, private)
And what should change to an attribute if the scope changes?
> > You also have to
> I didn't touch the FOREIGN KEY code - It was broken already.
Yes, I know.
> I don't really know what it is supposed to do, so I only fixed the
> attributes part.
But we should do it right, so the best thing would be to fix both parts.
> > Maybe you can start with making a class diagram and write down what sql code
> > you expect.
> The problem is, that UML doesn't really support SQL-like relationships,
> it is ment more to c++/java style relationships. I need find an
> UML+SQL book if I want to fix it more seriously.
Oh yes, but be prepared that this is a neverending topic. I also looked at
it and there are different approaches how to interpret relationships between
the classes. I mean attributes are easy, but relationships are more
difficulty, because there are several ways how to solve it. But please go
on, I'm really interested what you can find out.
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