[Mondrian] JDBC features

Julian Hyde jhyde at pentaho.com
Tue Feb 24 20:54:14 EST 2009

> I think it would be good to use the 'supports' features when 
> using the 
> JDBC connection; to find out things like OrderByUnrelated etc.

I guess some of those DatabaseMetaData.supportsXxx methods would make it a
bit less work to implement a dialect. However, they don't exactly map onto
the characteristics we need, or capture the features/deficiencies of the
database. For example, DB2/400 gets pissed if you alias a column and DON'T
use it in the ORDER BY clause.

And JDBC drivers don't necessarily implement those methods correctly.
(MySQL's driver used to return null for getIdentifierQuoteString(), when the
correct answer should have been "`".)


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