Relational database metadata extraction library
The following databases are currently supported:
$ npm install db-meta
You'll also need to install the appropriate driver for the database you want to use db-meta with. None are installed by default.
# PostgreSQL $ npm install pg # MySQL $ npm install mysql # SQLite3 $ npm install sqlite3
var dbmeta = ;;
Creates a connection to the database using the specified driver. The options object is passed to the specified driver object.
- driver - the name of the db-meta driver to use
- options - an options object passed to the db-meta driver to use when connecting to the database
- callback(err, driver) - callback that will be invoked after connecting to the database
The user may pass a connection object in the options argument using the key connection. If this key is included in the options object, the driver will attempt to use the existing connection.
Get the version of the connected database
- callback(err, version) - callback invoked with the version information
Get an array of table objects representing all user tables in the database
- callback(err, tables) - callback invoked with an array of tables. See the table API below for details on the methods available on table objects
Returns the table's name
Get an array of column objects representing all user columns in the database
- callback(err, columns) - callback invoked with an array of columns. See the column API below for details on the methods available on column objects
Returns the columns name
Returns true if the column is nullable, false otherwise
Returns the data type of the column. See
lib/data-type.js for a list of valid data types
Returns the max length of the column, if constrained. Only valid for textual columns.
Returns true if the column is the primary key, false otherwise
Returns the default value for the column
To run the tests you'll need a local installation of PostgreSQL, MySQL, and SQLite3 with default user
accounts. You'll also need to create a schema named
db_meta_test beforehand (excluding SQLite3) and
install the npm dev dependencies. Finally, you can run all the tests with
$ npm test
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