$assigrow problem

Rainer Greim RGreim at GreimConsulting.de
Thu Apr 23 14:48:01 EDT 2009

Hi Jo and Brian,
so Im tinking in the right direction. OK a schema class can do more,
but for creating a storage object on the fly its cool. And another  
benefift, its almost self documenting...


Am 23.04.2009 um 20:44 schrieb Joe Maus:

> ----- Brian O'Sullivan <brian.os at verizon.net> wrote:
>> Rainer R. Greim wrote:
>>> isnt a shema class something like a struct in C, C++ but more  
>>> readable.
>>> So couldnt u use it for almost everything, in a more comfortable  
>>> way...
>> Yes, you can use schemas for more than just database structure  
>> modeling,
>> although that is their intended use.
> Use schemas for anything you want defined in a standard manner.  As  
> Brian alluded to they can be used to define any list or row.  I use  
> them to handle "views" and to define what is returned to lists in  
> stored procedures and thus I'm assured I don't make a mistake in  
> defining something locally by missing a column or whatever...  Think  
> of them as "predefined" list headers.
> Keep in mind that adding a column to a list or row using the $add()  
> notation automatically EXCLUDES that column from any insert/update/ 
> delete code Omnis would generate as part of a smartlist or $insert/ 
> $update/$delete operation - this assumes the schema is describing  
> the table in the database exactly.  You may add columns to your  
> lists to show "lookup items" and the like and this is a handy way to  
> have the ability to have Studio do the $insert/$update... without  
> having to "exclude" columns that you might otherwise add to the  
> schema to show those lookup columns.  Long story short, if you're  
> doing $insert/$update kind of operations, you want that schema to  
> map column for column to the database table and then do $add() to  
> handle any "special" columns you might like back from the database  
> as part of a select.
> Joe Maus
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