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Re: What is this thing that is called a "Data Dictionary?"

From: "Jasbinder Singh Bali" <jsbali(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: "Richard Broersma Jr" <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: "Sean Davis" <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: What is this thing that is called a "Data Dictionary?"
Date: 2007-05-02 20:32:27
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pg_systemtables is PG equivalent of systables in sql server

~Jas

On 5/2/07, Richard Broersma Jr <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
>
> Thanks Sean for the link, it is very helpful.  It seems like the PG
> equievent to Oracles data
> dictionary are the pg_systemtables.
> --- Sean Davis <sdavis2(at)mail(dot)nih(dot)gov> wrote:
>
> > On Wednesday 02 May 2007 15:21, Richard Broersma Jr wrote:
> > > Many of the ERD and SQL books that have have read refer to a data
> > > dictionary.  However, I seem to be missing the point of what it
> acuatally
> > > is.  IIRC, some books refer to it as a kind of document created by a
> DB
> > > designer, and other suggest that it is a kind of RBDMS created
> metadata.
> > >
> > > Can anyone please offer a consise description or provide a link to
> that
> > > describes what it is? Also, how is this information useful to a DBA?
> >
> > Hi, Richard.  I haven't seen this "term" used before.  But here is a
> link:
> >
> > http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/network/2002/10/28/data_dictionary.html
> >
> > Sean
> >
>
>
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