[gnome-db] Re: patch for libgnomedb headers

On Mon, 2003-06-30 at 14:23, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
> > hmm, we've got, in libgda, a XML format to create
> > .connection files
> > which contain all necessary information to connect
> > to the database. We
> > can easily add there info for commands to be run.
> > 
> > We've got also the XML query format, which although
> > not use too
> > extensively, it works pretty well. So, we can make a
> > GUI to design the
> > query, save that query to a file and run it over
> > from the command line.
> > It shouldn't be hard at all.
> > 
> > What would be needed in the abiword part to do this?
> In order of precedence:
> 1) Some glue code to pass this data to GDA and then
> get back a result set
hmm, we can have an importer in abiword for the GDA file format. Would
that work?

> 2) Some code to easily define the field names (you've
> already mentioned the field-picker GUI that you intend
> to work on)
I'm working on this right now.

> 3) A GUI to easily create queries (though doing this
> in Mergeant and saving the query in a way #1 can
> recognize would definitely be preferable)
yes, that's also a possibility. We can make abiword understand mergeant
files and import from them.


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