Subject Re: [firebird-support] Comments in Firebird
Author Martijn Tonies
Hi Tim,

(spelled it right this time :)

> > > Is there any way of adding comments that will be stored with the
> >
> >Yes, most objects (tables, views, columns, procedure,
> >exceptions, indices) support comments via a column RDB$DESCRIPTION
> >in the system tables.
> >
> >Most developer tools allow you to enter a description - Database
> >does as well - and there are a couple of other (free?) tools to
> >these descriptions. Check for a list.
> Yep - checked, and can see where and how to add comments to tables etc.
> the one thing I can't add comments to is the DB metatdata. I.e., the
> database itself seems to not have a comments field / record.

RDB$DATABASE has a RDB$DESCRIPTION column as well. But I don't
know if IBOConsole supports that with the metadata extract.

> This may sound petty - but I have a situation where I would like to add
> versions of the two software products that use the db to the metatdata, as
> well as the metedata version itself. Then the engineers who are installing
> or upgrading the software would be able to see the versions simply by
> viewing the db metatdata in IBOConsole or similar.

With regards,

Martijn Tonies
Database Workbench - the developer tool for InterBase & Firebird
Upscene Productions