LIST DATABASE

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Purpose

List information about the active database


Syntax

LIST DATABASE [TO FILE <.txt filename> | (<expC>)] | [TO PRINT]


See Also

ADATABASES(), ALTER INDEX, ALTER TABLE, CLOSE DATABASES, CLOSE TABLES, COMPILE DATABASE, COPY DATABASE, CREATE DATABASE, CREATE INDEX, CREATE TABLE, CREATE VIEW, DB_DATADIR, DB_PRINT, DBUSED(), DISPLAY DATABASE, DISPLAY INDEXES, DISPLAY SCHEMAS, DISPLAY TABLES, DROP DATABASE, DROP INDEX, DROP TABLE, GETENV(), LIST INDEXES, LIST SCHEMAS, LIST TABLES, OPEN DATABASE, SET EXCLUSIVE, SET PAGELENGTH, SET PAGEWIDTH, SET PRINTER, USE

Description

The LIST DATABASE command is used to display information about the currently active database.

Databases in Recital are implemented as directories containing files that correspond to the tables and associated files in the database. Operating System file protection can be applied individually to the files for added security. The directories are sub-directories of the Recital data directory. The environment variable / symbol DB_DATADIR points to the current Recital data directory and can be queried using the GETENV() function. Files from other directories can be added to the database using the ADD TABLE command or via the database catalog and SET AUTOCATALOG functionality. Databases are opened using the OPEN DATABASE command.

The LIST DATABASE command displays the following information:

  • Database Name, e.g. southwind
  • Database Path, e.g. /usr/recital/data/southwind

and for each table in the database the equivalent of LIST STRUCTURE INDEX followed by LIST DICTIONARY:

  • Table file name
  • Number of records
  • Date of creation
  • Date of last update
  • Encryption status
  • Field names, types, sizes and description
  • Total record length
  • Production DBX file name
  • Index tag names, keys, types and lengths
  • Dictionary information


Keyword Description
TO <file> The display output will be sent to the specified file. The filename can be substituted with a <expC>, enclosed in round brackets, which returns a valid filename. If no file extension is specified, then ".txt" will be used. The command SET PAGELENGTH governs the output file pagination and SET PAGEWIDTH defines the width of each page. Page numbers are centered on the bottom of the page according to width.
TO PRINT The display output will be sent to a printer. The TO PRINT option will default to a local printer unless the command SET PRINTER TO \\SPOOLER is issued. The print request will then be spooled to the system printer, which is defined by the environment variable DB_PRINT.


Example

VFP/SQL > OPEN DATABASE southwind
VFP/SQL > LIST DATABASE


Products

Recital Server, Recital