How to obtain info about missing database elements
Posted on 2001-06-20
With missing database elements I mean a table that the app expects to be there and that isn't or a column that is expected to be in a table and that isn't. I'm using the ADO functionality to access a database and what I want to achieve is to provide detailed information if database access fails due to a missing element. Is it possible to provide detailed information, for instance to say that table <tablename> is missing in database <databasename>, or that column <columnname> is missing in table <tablename> in database <databasename>, or that <columnname> is missing in view <viewname> in database <databasename> ? If I'm able to provide this detailed information, often it will be much easier to establish a proper diagnose, will in turn will result in quicker resolution of herefore mentioned problems. Please try to be precise if you come up with suggestions or solutions.