RE: Display view equations?

Lyndon,

You wanted something dynamic and simple.  What you are now saying is
that you want something easily readable.  These might be opposites!

I think you probably need to bite the bullet and produce formal readable
documentation that you will keep up to date for the users to easily
read!

Sorry.

Tom

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Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 11:15 AM
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Subject: Re: Display view equations?

Thank you for your suggestion.

I have looked into this and it looks promising. The issue I have with
this is that the DDL is not exxactly user friendly (as in non-SQL user
friendly). We are talking about scientific type folks here who 'could'
decipher SQL DDL but would rather have the equation displayed clearly
out in-front and not have to read SQL.

Could I somehow easily break up the looong DDL statements stored in the
user_views and user_source table and display the equation 'nuggets' one
by one instead of the whole SQL DDL line?

Any other suggestions?


On Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:47:24 -0400 Thomas.Mercadante@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
wrote:
> Lyndon,
> 
> You can always make a private view on the user_views or user_source 
> table showing the actual ddl for the view.
> 
> Select view_name, text from user_views would give you what you need.
> Create a new view for the user to query:
> 
> Create view view_ddl as select view_name, text from user_views;
> 
> Grant select on view_ddl to your users and you should be all set.  You

> may need to grant "select" on user_views to your account to allow the 
> view_ddl view to be created.
> 
> Tom

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