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Re: BUG #3894: JDBC DatabaseMetaData.getTables is inconsistently case-sensitive with schema name

From: Adam Hardy <adam(dot)hardy(at)cyberspaceroad(dot)com>
To: Kris Jurka <books(at)ejurka(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #3894: JDBC DatabaseMetaData.getTables is inconsistently case-sensitive with schema name
Date: 2008-01-23 09:33:55
Message-ID: 47970A03.1030601@cyberspaceroad.com (view raw or flat)
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Kris Jurka on 23/01/08 08:51, wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Jan 2008, Adam Hardy wrote:
>> The following bug has been logged online:
>>
>> Bug reference:      3894
>> Description:        JDBC DatabaseMetaData.getTables is inconsistently
>> case-sensitive with schema name
>> Details:
>>
>> create schema DEV;
>>
>> but then DatabaseMetaData.getTables(null, "DEV", "%", new String[]
>> {"TABLE"}) returned an empty resultset.
>>
>> However giving it the schema name "dev" returns the full resultset.
>>
>
> This is by design.  While SQL provides case folding and quoting rules 
> those are not the same as the JDBC driver's rules.  In SQL an unquoted 
> identifier is case folded while quoted identifiers are not.  To 
> provide the most straightforward mapping for the JDBC driver, we 
> require an exact match because quoting in Java String objects isn't 
> the same as SQL.  It would be odd to say getTable(..., "\"Dev\"",...) 
> to imply that you wanted a case sensitive match.  Even odder would it 
> be to do a search for a schema with a quote in it's name using SQL 
> identifier rules in Java code.
>
> Kris Jurka
>
Hi Kris,

it seems to me from what you just said that PostgreSQL server and JDBC 
driver require the schema name to be lower case deliberately, and that 
any given name that is not all lower case is converted to lower case by 
the server or the driver. Am I correct?

Thanks
Adam


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