[fdo-internals] RE: [mapguide-internals] FDO RFC 43 - Standard FDO Class Naming Conventions

Zac Spitzer zac.spitzer at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 09:15:08 EDT 2009


On Wed, Oct 28, 2009 at 11:56 PM, Orest Halustchak <
orest.halustchak at autodesk.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Note that there is another qualifier that should be taken into account in
> these discussions and that is the datastore name. There are really three
> levels of qualification: datastore name, schema name, class name. So, cases
> where it is suggested to use the file name as the schema name, if the file
> name is already used for the datastore name, it doesn't have to be used
> again for the schema name.

My understanding is that FDO has no concept of datastore, it starts with

datastore is defined at the FDO connection level, why squeeze three levels
a two tier structure?

> An issue with rdbms is that some such as SQL Server include the three
> levels of database, schema, and table. Others such as Oracle do not. So in
> the Oracle case if we map the datastore name to the Oracle user/schema, then
> we should not also use Oracle user/schema for FDO schema.
> Consider this example.
>        FDO Datastore = CityOfNewYork
>                FDO Schema = LandBase
>                        Class = Parcel
>                        Class = Road
>                FDO Schema = Water
>                        Class = Pipe
>                        Class = Valve
>                FDO Schema = Gas
>                        Class = Pipe
>        FDO Datastore = CityOfAlbany
>                Same schemas and classes
> We don't want to mix up the parcels from CityOfNewYork with the parcles
> from CityOfAlbany, those should be in separate tables. Having the Oracle
> schema name as LandBase, Water, and Gas doesn't handle this.

but that is a problem already solved when you follow the other way other
database access layers work????

based on the connection details, either by specifying a datastore, or not
Pipe would only be accessible if it was the default for the user or the for
specified datastore. There is a implied concept of the default schema?

if there's no default and two schemas means there are no schema less tables
to enumerate

This is how databases normally work in my experience which is all I'm trying
to suggest with this RFC.

Also, about the ~ColumnName convention being used for geometry columns, note
> that FDO does allow more than one geometry column per class with one flagged
> as the main geometry. I wouldn't want to require that these have to be
> exposed as separate feature classes.

> Thanks,
> Orest.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: fdo-internals-bounces at lists.osgeo.org [mailto:
> fdo-internals-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Haris Kurtagic
> Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 6:07 AM
> To: 'FDO Internals Mail List'
> Subject: [fdo-internals] RE: [mapguide-internals] FDO RFC 43 - Standard FDO
> Class Naming Conventions
> there is another important case which is not covered in RFC.
> Same table name in multiple schemas. Also, how to not mess up when users
> logs using different credentials.
> One way to solve that could be to always use rdbms schema name as fdo
> schema
> name.
> I believe it is absolutely necessary that application using FDO to access
> rdbms can be sure exactly which table and column it is accessing.
> Because what FDO provider sees when connects to rdbms can change regarding
> which credentials are used to connect to rdbms. That menas that on same
> database it can see only one table, or two tables (same name) in two
> schemas
> or even one or more geometry columns in table.
> I am not keen on current naming in King.Oracle with this ~ sign, but I am
> very pleased that when using King.Oracle and FDO class trough it, I know
> every time exactly which Oracle schema, table and column I am hitting.
> Just when wanted to finish something else from RFC:
> "Class names for databases are normally tablename, unless qualified which
> then has ~COLUMN_NAME appended. (if the are multiple geometries, FDO
> requires to know which one is the identifier)"
> In King.Oracle ~COLUMN_NAME is appened to make sure resulting name would be
> unique. Which actuall oracle column is used is not parsed from name of
> class
> but it is kept inside provider. ~COLUMN_NAME could be anything.
> Haris
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mapguide-internals-bounces at lists.osgeo.org
> [mailto:mapguide-internals-bounces at lists.osgeo.org] On Behalf Of Zac
> Spitzer
> Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 9:45 AM
> To: FDO Internals Mail List; MapGuide Internals Mail List
> Subject: [mapguide-internals] FDO RFC 43 - Standard FDO Class Naming
> Conventions
> I have posted RFC 43 for review
> http://trac.osgeo.org/fdo/wiki/FDORfc43
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