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Re: [Gnumed-devel] limitations working from the PG Autodoc html output

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] limitations working from the PG Autodoc html output
Date: Sat, 4 Sep 2004 11:15:54 +0200
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> I have further compared what is at 
> against some of the sql source and thought it worth pointing out 
> limitations of the html:
>    * lists foreign key references, but does not show the on update / 
> on delete constraint details (available in the /server/sql files)
Which is unfortunate and might be suggested to the author or
submitted a patch for ?

>    * lists formal "comment on table" entries, but not the in-line 
> commenting from the sql files
Because it has no way at all to get at them since it operates
on the live database not the schema source files.

>    * does not show constraints for UNIQUE when these are multi-field 
> -- for example 'unique (id_patient, description)' for the table 
> clin_health_issue
>    * does not show inheritance, though it can be inferred when fields 
> interpose above a table's primary key field; details to be found in 
> the text of the /server/sql files
All interesting things that might be brought to the attention
of the pg_autodoc author.

Still, IMO, it's a useful tool.

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