Subject Re: Proxy Query ?
Author Craig Stuntz
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dalton Calford <dcalford@...>

> I do not think that the metadata compiler should even check for the
> presence of the remote database during metadata operations. It should
> do what the developer tells it and let the developer deal
> with the mess if they screw up.

That's an interesting thought, because the implications are much larger.
Doing this would mean the statements can't be optimized until runtime (even
if the "remote" DB were accessible at design time, the index statistics
might not reflect what will be in the "real" "remote" DB at runtime). And
(optionally) deferring optimization to runtime might have other
advantages -- the ability to build statements "on the fly" in a stored proc
would be useful, for instance.



Craig Stuntz Vertex Systems Corporation
Senior Developer