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Re: Switching from MySQL -- Missing DESCRIBE table, SHOW

From: Oliver Elphick <olly(at)lfix(dot)co(dot)uk>
To: Michael Glaesemann <grzm(at)myrealbox(dot)com>
Cc: Gan Uesli Starling <alias(at)starling(dot)us>,pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Switching from MySQL -- Missing DESCRIBE table, SHOW
Date: 2005-10-17 13:03:55
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On Mon, 2005-10-17 at 08:56 +0900, Michael Glaesemann wrote:
> On Oct 17, 2005, at 8:31 , Gan Uesli Starling wrote:
> > Sorry to be over-verbose. The stress is on remote access via Perl/DBI
> > and XML-RPC. Those are my ONLY available routes. I do NOT have psql at
> > work...which is the problem.
> >
> > I have to submit ordinary SQL queries. In MySQL they had such queries,
> > namely the two stated above.
> If you read Oliver's response again, you'll see that he gave you a  
> method to do this, namely, using the SQL-standard Information Schema.  
> For more information on using the Information Schema in PostgreSQL, see

In addition, you can get exactly the information returned by \d by
entering the queries that psql submits.  To find out what those are,
start psql with the -E option.

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