#54 SchemaSpy with XML, without DB

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John Currier
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2009-04-17
2009-04-16
Zoltán Bartos
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Hi,
Is there a way to use SchemaSpy providing only an XML file using the -meta parameter, but not any DB? I would like to create diagrams for an RDB database on OpenVMS, and my idea was to create the proper XML file (in the format of SchemaSpy XML) by text processing the SQL SHOW TABLE command of RDB, and then give this XML file to SchemaSpy. But SchemaSpy seems not to start without access to a real database.
Thank you,
Zoltán

Discussion

  • Zoltán Bartos
    Zoltán Bartos
    2009-04-17

    This is not a bug of course, but a feature request. Sorry - I am new in Sourceforge.

    Zoltán

     
  • John Currier
    John Currier
    2009-04-17

    I erroneously commented on the closed duplicate. Moving the comment here and turning it into a feature request:

    Interesting idea, but I would think that SchemaSpy is intimately dependent on the DatabaseMetadata that comes from the database. A mock implementation of that could be implemented, but it'd be a significant amount of work.

    John

     
  • John Currier
    John Currier
    2009-04-17

    • assigned_to: nobody --> johncurrier
     
  • Zoltán Bartos
    Zoltán Bartos
    2009-04-20

    Thank you John, that sounds reasonable. Do you know about any other tool which I could use instead?

    Zoltán

     
  • John Currier
    John Currier
    2009-04-20

    Sorry, the only things I've used for the initial design are things like ERWin, which has an extremely high cost.