hvradapt - Explore base table definitions in the database(s) and adapt them into channel information
hvradapt [-options] -lloc hubdb chn
Command hvradapt compares the base tables in the database with the table information for a channel. It will then either add, replace or delete table information in the catalog tables (hvr_table and hvr_column) so this information matches.
- If the location (-lloc) from where the hvradapt explores the base table definitions contains a table which is not present in the channel but is matched by the table filter statement then it is added to the channel.
- If a table is in the channel but is not matched by the table filter statement then it is deleted from the channel.
- If a table is both matched by the table filter statement and included in the channel, but has the wrong column information in the channel, then this column information is updated.
- If table filter statement is not supplied (no -n or -N option), then tables are not added or deleted; only existing column information is updated where necessary.
Hvradapt is equivalent to the "Table Explore" dialog along with the Table Filter dialog in HVR GUI.
This section describes the options available for command hvradapt.
|-dtblname...||Delete specified table from channel. No other tables are compared or changed.|
|-ffname||Write (append) list of modified or added HVR table names to file fname. This can be useful in a script which calls hvradapt and then does extra steps (e.g. hvrrefresh) for tables which were affected (see example below).|
|-hclass||Location class of the hub database. For valid values and format for specifying class, see Calling HVR on the Command Line.|
|-iletters||Ignore certain differences. Value letters can contain:|
|-I||Controls whether HVR should convert catalog data types into data types that could be created in the DBMS. If not supplied then the data types are converted before they are compared. Otherwise the actual catalog data type is compared without any conversion.|
|-lloc||Specifies the adapt location loc, typically the channel's capture location.|
Specifies a table filter file tablefilterfile for the channel. This file can contain 'table filter' statement(s) to define which base tables in the database should be included (or excluded) in the channel. The tablefilterfile can contain names of the schema, table, column, and/or a pattern (such as mytbl*). Multiple table filter statements can be supplied in HVR GUI and CLI. For more information, see section Table Filter.
In HVR GUI, the contents in table filter file can only be copy pasted into the Table Filter dialog (click Edit in the Table Explore dialog).
Specifies a table filter statement (pattern) tablefilterstmt. This statement defines which base tables in the database should be included (or excluded) in the channel. The tablefilterstmt can contain names of the schema, table, column, and/or a pattern (such as mytbl*). Multiple table filter statements can be supplied in HVR GUI and CLI. For more information, see section Table Filter.
In HVR GUI, to specify the table filter statement, click Edit in the Table Explore dialog.
In CLI, the table filter statement can also be supplied in a table filter file using option -n.
|-R||Do not re-describe tables.|
|-rtbls||Re-describe only specific tables tbls.|
Add TableProperties /Schema to scope.
Valid values for scope are:
Add ColumnProperties /Absent to scope instead of updating the column information.
The default is not to add any ColumnProperties /Absent to scope, but instead to delete the column information from the channel.
This affects how the channel is changed when a column does not exist in the database but exist in the channel. If this option is supplied, a ColumnProperties /Absent is created.
Valid values for scope are:
|-uuser[/pwd]||Connect to hub database using DBMS account user. For some databases (e.g. SQL Server) a password must also be supplied.|
|-Udictsch||SAP dictionary tables are owned by DB schema dictsch. If this option is not supplied then HVR will look for the SAP dictionary tables in the HVR location's default schema, and also in schemas indicated in any TableProperties /Schema parameter. This option can only be used with option -X.|
Show views and materialized views.
For Oracle, the materialized views are always shown.
|-x||Check only mode. Do not apply any changes to the catalogs.|
|-X||Explore table and column information from SAP dictionaries, instead of DBMS catalogs. For SAP "transparent" tables this can give more correct data type information. It will also show the logical tables inside SAP "cluster" and "pool" tables. These are shown as 'unpacked' tables.|
Hvradapt supplied with table filter statement (option -n or -N) allows you to define which base tables in the adapt location should be included in or excluded from the channel. Only tables matching any of the given statement will be included or excluded.
Syntax for Table Filter
This section describes the syntax for the classic table filter statement that can be used with options -n or -N.
- Value schema or tablename can be a literal (optionally enclosed in double quotes) or a pattern matching can be done (only for tables or columns) using the special symbols *, ? or [characters].
Option -K marks the listed columns as distribution key columns in the 'column catalog', instead of defining a new ColumnProperties /DistributionKey action. In HVR GUI, marking a column as distribution key can be done from the table Properties dialog. For more information, see Marking a Column as Distribution Key in HVR GUI.
- Option -T defines the target schema into which the table should be replicated. Hvradapt will automatically define a new TableProperties /Schema action in this case.
- Options -K and -T only have an effect at the moment a table is added to channel, but are ignored otherwise.
Special symbol ! (NOT) is used to define negative patterns. This type of pattern can only be used after a regular/positive pattern and therefore cannot be used as an orphan (without other patterns) or the first pattern in the adapt template. Tables matching the preceding pattern and the negative pattern are excluded from the channel. For example,
- Special symbol + matches all tables already in the channel.
Empty lines and comments (e.g. #Test) are ignored.
Example for Table Filter
Hvradapt can filter tables using a table filter file (option -n) or on the command line (option -N).
Examples for filtering tables or schemas.
The following is an example of table filter file (e.g. /tmp/adapt.tmpl):
This table filter pattern can be supplied in the command line as:
A shell script as shown in section Shell Script to Run Hvradapt can be created to run hvradapt for checking new or modified tables in a location.
Shell Script to Run Hvradapt
A shell script can be created to run hvradapt for checking new or modified tables in a location.
The following example demonstrates the use of a shell script to run hvradapt for checking new or modified tables in location loc1 and if any new or modified tables are found in location loc1, the script executes the necessary commands to enroll the tables into the channel mychn.
Marking a Column as Distribution Key in HVR GUI
Perform the following steps to mark a column as distribution key in HVR GUI:
To view a table's details or properties, right-click on a table in the channel and select Properties.
By default, the distribution key column is not displayed in the table Properties dialog. To display this column in the table Properties dialog, right-click on the header and select Distr. Key.
- To mark a column as distribution key, select the respective column's checkbox available under Distr. Key.