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Alzabo::MySQL(3)      User Contributed Perl Documentation     Alzabo::MySQL(3)

NAME
       Alzabo::MySQL - Alzabo and MySQL

DESCRIPTION
       This documentation is about what	special	support	Alzabo has for MySQL,
       as well as what is lacking.

       MySQL support is	based on the 3.23.* release series, with some support
       for features that are starting to appear	in the 4.0.* releases.
       Earlier versions	of MySQL will probably work with Alzabo, though	Alzabo
       cannot magically	make these releases support new	features like fulltext
       indexes.

   Indexes
       o   Alzabo supports the ability to specify prefixes when	adding an
	   index.  Prefixes are	required when attempting to index any sort of
	   text	or blob	column.

       o   Alzabo supports the creation	of fulltext indexes and	their use in
	   SELECT and WHERE clauses.  This includes the	ability	to get back
	   the score given for a match as part of a select, using the
	   "function" or "select" methods of either table or schema objects.

   Reverse Engineering
       o   When	reverse	engineering a schema, Alzabo knows that	MySQL has
	   "default defaults" for certain column types.	 For example, if a
	   DATE	column is specified as NOT NULL	but is not assigned a default,
	   MySQL gives this column a default of	'0000-00-00'.

	   Because Alzabo knows	about this, it will ignore these defaults when
	   reverse engineering an RDBMS.

       o   Similarly, Alzabo knows that	MySQL assigns default "lengths"	to
	   many	column types.  For example, if given INTEGER as	a column type,
	   MySQL will convert this to INTEGER(11) or INTEGER(10), depending on
	   the version of MySQL	being used.

	   Again, Alzabo ignores these lengths when reverse engineering	a
	   schema.

       o   All of this may lead	to apparent inconsistencies when using the
	   with	the "Alzabo::Create::Schema->sync_backend" or
	   "Alzabo::Create::Schema->sync_backend_sql" methods.	If you are
	   using this feature from the web based schema	creator, you will see
	   that	even immediately after running the "sync_backend()" method,
	   Alzabo may still think there	are differences	between	the two
	   schemas.  This is not a problem, as running the SQL Alzabo
	   generates will not actually change your database.

   Transactions
	   Alzabo will try to use transactions whenever	appropriate.
	   Unfortunately, there	is no way to determine whether or not a	given
	   table supports transactions so Alzabo simply	calls DBI's
	   "begin_work()" method, whether or not this will actually do
	   anything.

   Constraints and Foreign Keys
       o   Column constraints are treated as column attributes.

       o   Foreign key constraints are not generated when generating SQL for a
	   MySQL schema.  This will probably change in the future.

   Table Types
	   These can be	specified as a table attribute.

perl v5.32.0			  2020-08-08		      Alzabo::MySQL(3)

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