This section provides details about various interfaces available
to access relational databases on Symbian platform.
Introduction to DBMS databases
DBMS provides a functional interface to a relational
Rules for DBMS names
Tables, indexes, columns etc. have naming restrictions such as they must begin with an alphabetic character. This document lists those rules.
This document lists the maximum number of tables, columns, indexes and so on per database.
Database storage overhead
Database storage is very efficient. This document gives details of the storage overhead.
Data safety and recovery
Databases are very robust and will survive crashes in most situations. This document talks about the situations where data corruption or database integrity could be compromised.
Database data can be encrypted by the DBMS.
A Store database can be compressed and the data is dynamically decompressed as required. A compressed database is read-only.
The errors returned by DBMS functions are mostly documented with those functions, but this document summarises some of the more common/general errors.
Transactions on store databases
Atomicity of updates, roll backs, and what happens to indexes when a rollback happens are covered in this document.
Most datatypes can be used in indexes, but there are restrictions when using
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