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Le 31/07/2014 00:08, Paul a écrit :
Just out of interest, why would a db driver come into play? This is a
spreadsheet we're talking about.

The mention of db schema was merely to ask why Calc doesn't have
something like it.

How else would one obtain the schema in the first place ? As I see it
there are only two possibilities :

 - import from an existing db connection using the db source/named
ranges functionality -this requires a db context/connection and
consequently a db driver;

- import from a file (XML/UML or other Calc-recognisable file type) that
has been obtained by exporting the schema from a database.

The second way wouldn't require a db driver, but is more cumbersome IMO
than being able to query the db directly for the schema because it
requires specific matching of the structure to the internal
representation of a Calc file, i.e. implementation of a separate
import/export filter.


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