Subject Re: [firebird-support] Getting access to column description info
Author Daniel Albuschat
2006/7/13, Thomas Steinmaurer <ts@...>:
> Hello Myles,
> > I would like to use the data dictionary information in my database,
> > particularly the Description information, for columns to be displayed to
> > users when they ask for further help on determining the purpose of a
> > particular field on a form.
> >
> > How can I get access to this information from my client application?
> Check out the RDB$DESCRIPTION field in the RDB$RELATION_FIELDS system table.

By the way, is there any syntax to fill the description field from within an
alter table add <column>-like statement?
Or any other "built-in" syntax to modify/read the various description fields?
I haven't seen applications that use, for example,
It seems like those are "dead" or "legacy" fields.

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