Describe a SQL table from Vim

From Vim Tips Wiki

Jump to: navigation, search
Tip 156 Printable Monobook Previous Next

created November 7, 2001 · complexity basic · author Demian L. Neidetcher · version 5.7

Here is a bash script to call from Vim, when you want information about a table while you are editing SQL code. Put the script in a file named describe.



echo "/* describe for $1"
echo "describe $1;" > $f;
echo "quit;" >> $f;

sqlplus -S $u/$p@$d @$f
rm -f $f;
echo " end describe for $1 */"

Your path needs to include the script (as well as sqlplus), then from Vim you type:

:r !describe <tableName>

That inserts a listing of the table columns, complete with Java/C comments.

[edit] Comments

Personal tools