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Re: Where to document system views?

From: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Where to document system views?
Date: 2001-10-15 19:31:57
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.30.0110152040370.631-100000@peter.localdomain (view raw, whole thread or download thread mbox)
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Tom Lane writes:

> My current thought is to add a section somewhere that describes these
> views, but where?  I don't think it's quite right to document them
> under the System Catalogs chapter of the Developer's Guide, since
> they're all intended for use by ordinary users and dbadmins; the
> system itself doesn't use them. Thoughts?

The pg_stat-related views ought to become part of a new section that
describes that whole deal in the first place.  If there is a lot to say it
could become a new chapter in the Admin Guide (perhaps "Monitoring...").
If there is only little to say it could be thrown into the big old "Server
Run-time Environment".

The others could become part of a chapter in the User's Guide I've been
meaning to write on "schema creation", which would describe what tables,
views, contraints, and such are.  A subsection on how to reverse engineer
the created schema would fit naturally.

Peter Eisentraut   peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net

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