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Metadata from System
Hello - for documentation and build purposes, I think the system should be improved to allow certain metadata to be easily accessed. For instance, I would like to get:

* list of all tables
* list of views in each table
* list of all columns in a table with data types

Regarding the graphviz graphs (currently a LABS feature), those are great, but I think for bulk documentation it should be easier to get all possible graphs dumped out, so that we can save time in documenting.

Of course I understand the idea of not over-documenting, but, sometimes it is unavoidable or required. This sort of info would really help not only when going down and making settings on each table for instance (in that I want a checklist so I do not forget where I am), but also when documenting the system for a client after a go-live.

Regards,
Rick
ID
367
Category
Other
Author

Rick Cogley
Date Created
9/22/2010 4:14:11 PM
Date Updated
3/2/2011 1:41:17 AM
Status
New Idea
Score
20
Promoted By
basenineRick Cogley
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Rick Cogley 3/1/2011 6:24:33 PM
My idea is lonely and needs your promotional help! :-)
Kirill Bondar  Staff  3/2/2011 1:21:56 AM
API.DescribeApp() + API.DescribeTables() ?
Rick Cogley 3/2/2011 1:28:04 AM
Kirill to the rescue. So we can do this in javascript, for instance?
Kirill Bondar  Staff  3/2/2011 1:38:36 AM
Yes, but please note, requesting page should reside in the same domain due to browser's security constraints. Though you can simply place it to application's resources section.
Rick Cogley 3/2/2011 1:41:17 AM
Hi Kirill - yes, we have been trying it in resources, accessing the API via Javascript, and it is much faster than putting it in an external domain, which we did try and found it did not work so well.
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