Source code for gavo.rsc.metatable

Handling table metadata in the dc.(table|column)meta tables.

This has been a mediocre plan, and it's almost unused these days except
to locate RDs for tables.  Hence, we should tear this entire thing down
and have the table->RD mapping stowed somewhere else.

Or at least give up on the extra connection and have the clients use
base.getTableDefForTable(connection, tableName) directly.

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from gavo import base

[docs]class MetaTableHandler(object): """an interface to DaCHS meta tables. This used to be a fairly complex interface to all sorts for DC-related metadata. These day, the only thing it does is figure out where table definitions reside and which are available for ADQL. This thing has been a bad idea all around. Though you can construct MetaTableHandlers of your own, you should use base.caches.getMTH(None) when reading. """ def __init__(self): self.rd = base.caches.getRD("__system__/dc_tables")
[docs] def getTableDefForTable(self, tableName): """returns a TableDef for tableName. As it is not a priori clear which RD a given table lives in, this goes through dc.tablemeta to figure this out. The object comes from the actual RD, though, so this might very well trigger database action and RD loading. """ with base.getTableConn() as conn: return base.getTableDefForTable(conn, tableName)
[docs] def getTAPTables(self): """returns a list of all names of tables accessible through TAP in this data center. """ with base.getTableConn() as conn: return [r["tablename"] for r in conn.queryToDicts( "select tablename from dc.tablemeta where adql")]
def _getMetaTable(ignored): return MetaTableHandler() base.caches.makeCache("getMTH", _getMetaTable)