[Phpmyadmin-devel] MySQL 4.1 and column comments

Garvin Hicking phpmyadmin at supergarv.de
Mon Nov 29 05:56:09 CET 2004

Hi Marc!

> Garvin,
> we already have PMA_getComments($db, $table). Did you find someplace not using
> this call to fetch comments?

I haven't looked at the codebase specifically, so I just wanted to make sure
it's abstracted at the "root" level :)

> By "switch" I meant this: suppose someone already has comments in pmadb. Does
> he have to reenter them in the MySQL structure?

Oh, that's a very important thing, I nearly forgot. Maybe it would be the best
way to make getComments() fetch both PMA-data and MySQL 4.1 data. I don't know
aobut the performance impact though, but that way we could use data from both
worlds". We could even emit a warning if MySQL 4.1 is found AND there is comment
data fetched from the PMADB: "Please use migrate your PMAdb data to the new
MySQL 4.1 structure using [link]this command[/link]. Any future stored comments
are saved in MySQL 4.1 format only".

Or something like that...? Maybe even automatically migrate any PMAdb data into
MySQL 4.1 on first call...


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