Then, it seems, there is no way to make this work with fromDatabase.
BTW, SQL-92 doesn't allow '$' in identifiers - it only allows letters,
digits and underscore (though most databases extend the rule and allow '$'

The table I would like to connect to has about 130 columns. I would like to read/write data from/to some columns only. Is there a way not to name all 130 columns in the table definition (in the class definition)? I mean is there a way to specify only columns I want to read/write from/to?