Re: When will MetaBase support primary keys?
--- In metabase-dev@y..., baldusi@y... wrote:
> I'm starting a project (I've yet to put something in
> for doing a framework to allow elegant development of web sites. My
> problem was that I didn't knew how to make an elegant abstraction
> either HTML or the DB.
> I really like metabase, but I do want to use primary keys and
> foriegn keys. I know that MySQL doesn't support foreign keys. But
> basic BD does support primary keys. Besides if it were possible to
> make the driver simulate foreign keys for MySQL it would greatly
> simplify the site development.
Metabase certainly will support primary and foreign keys in the
future. It is just matter of me or someone else will do it. I would
like to release a few Metabase related things first.
Meanwhile I anybody could advance some work on this area. I plan to
release Metabase as Open Source as soon as I find enough volunteers
interested to contribute. So, things may happen sooner then later.
Other than that, primary keys are almost the same as declaring a
unique index of the key fields. Foreign keys are not absolutely
necessary (I never needed them or else I would have added support to
them). Still, I will add them sooner or later, don't worry.