I am trying to write some code to copy the definition of a database with all
its tables and keys, and I am trying to do it in Java using JDBC. You may
think that I am mad and that there are better ways of doing this, but in this
case I am already within a Java app, and so using native facilities is more
trouble than it is worth.
The problem I have hit is that getColumnTypeName does not return say
numeric or int for a number, but a size specific name like int4. If you then
use int4 as the type you can not use the precision (it is implicit I guess)
in the column type. So you can say "fred int(10)" or "fred int4" but not
"fred int4(10)". So I guess my question is whether there is a simple way
to work out whether a given column type name is or is not allowed to be
followed by a precision.
I suppose I could use getColumnType and convert those into strings,
but then one has to ask why getColumnTypeName exists.
BTW, I tried googling to find some code to do this, and I found some
MySql specific code but nothing for Postgresql. If someone has already
done this I would much rather use tested code than reinvent the wheel.
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