mdb-schema man page

mdb-schema — Generate schema creation DDL

Synopsis

mdb-schema [options] database [backend]

Description

mdb-schema is a utility program distributed with MDB Tools.

It produces DDL (data definition language) output for the given database. This can be passed to another database to create a replica of the original access table format.

Options

-T <table>, --table <table>

Single table option.  Create schema for this table only. Default is to export all tables.

-N namespace

Prefix identifiers with namespace.

--drop-table

Issue DROP TABLE statement.

--no-drop-table

Don't issue DROP TABLE statement. This is the default.

--not-null

Issue NOT NULL constraints. This is the default.

--no-not-null

Don't issue NOT NULL constraints.

--default-values

Issue DEFAULT values.

--no-default-values

Don't issue DEFAULT values. This is the default.

--not-empty

Issue CHECK <> '' constraints.

--no-not-empty

Don't issue CHECK <> '' constraints. This is the default.

--indexes

Export INDEXes. This is the default.

--no-indexes

Don't export INDEXes.

--relations

Export foreign keys constraints. This is the default.

--no-relations

Don't export foreign keys constraints.

backend

Specifies target DDL dialect. Supported values are access, sybase, oracle, postgres, mysql and sqlite. If not specified the generated DDL will be in access format.

Environment

MDB_JET3_CHARSET

Defines the charset of the input JET3 (access 97) file. Default is CP1252. See iconv(1).

MDBICONV

Defines the output charset to use for the SQL file. Default is UTF-8. mdbtools must have been compiled with iconv.

MDBOPTS

semi-column separated list of options:

  • use_index

  • no_memo

  • debug_like

  • debug_write

  • debug_usage

  • debug_ole

  • debug_row

  • debug_props

  • debug_all is a shortcut for all debug_* options

Notes

History

mdb-schema first appeared in MDB Tools 0.1.

See Also

gmdb2(1) mdb-export(1) mdb-hexdump(1) mdb-prop(1) mdb-sql(1) mdb-ver(1) mdb-array(1) mdb-header(1) mdb-parsecsv(1) mdb-tables(1)

Authors

The mdb-schema utility was written by Brian Bruns and others.

Bugs

Relationships and other features may not be supported by all databases. Access datatypes are mapped to their closest counterparts in the target backend. This may not always yield an exact fit.

Referenced By

gmdb2(1), mdb-array(1), mdb-export(1), mdb-header(1), mdb-hexdump(1), mdb-parsecsv(1), mdb-prop(1), mdb-sql(1), mdb-tables(1), mdb-ver(1).

11 February 2017 MDBTools 0.7.1 Executable programs or shell commands