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Data Dictionary SQL Driver


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The Invantive UniversalSQL data dictionary contains the metadata of your current environment.

The Data Dictionary driver covers 65 tables and 1376 columns.

Data Dictionary Clients

Invantive UniversalSQL is available on many user interfaces ("clients" in traditional server-client paradigma). All Invantive UniversalSQL statements can be exchanged with a close to 100% compatibility across all clients and operating systems (Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android).

The clients include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Power Query, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook. Web-based clients include Invantive Cloud, Invantive Bridge Online as OData proxy, Invantive App Online for interactive apps, Online SQL Editor for query execution and Invantive Data Access Point as extended proxy.

For technical users there are command-line editions of Invantive Data Hub running on iOS, Android, Windows, MacOS and Linux. Invantive Data Hub is also often used for enterprise server applications such as ETL.


The SQL driver for Data Dictionary does not support partitioning.

An introduction into the concepts of Invantive UniversalSQL such as databases, data containers and partitioning can be found in the Invantive UniversalSQL grammar.

The configuration can be changed using various attributes from the database definition, on log on and during use. A full list of configuration options is listed in the driver attributes.

The catalog name is used to compose the full qualified name of an object like a table or view. The schema name is used to compose the full qualified name of an object like a table or view. On Data Dictionary the comparison of two texts is case sensitive by default.

Changes and bug fixes on the Data Dictionary SQL driver can be found in the release notes. Get access to the community through the Data Dictionary section of the Invantive forums.

Driver code for use in settings.xml: DataDictionary

Alias: dd

Recommended alias: dd

For example, the view SystemTables@DataDictionary contains every available table and view in the current database. Besides object definitions also actual execution information is available in views. For example, the view SystemSqlArea@DataDictionary contains all executed and cached Invantive UniversalSQL statements. The data in the data dictionary views is generated dynamically by Invantive UniversalSQL from the runtime environment. Changing data in the data dictionary views is not possible.

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