stores the database metadata (schema) in a file for use in mapping and execution


capture-schema -username name -password password
[-dburl url] [-driver jdbc_driver_classname]
[-schemaname schemaname] [-table tablename]
-out filename]


Stores the database metadata (schema) in a file.

Run capture-schema as the same database user that owns the table(s), and use that same username with the -username option (and -schemaname, if required).

When running capture-schema against an Oracle database, you should grant the database user running the capture-schema command the ANALYZE ANY TABLE privilege.



user name for authenticating access to a database.


password for accessing the selected database.


JDBC URL required by the driver for accessing a database.


JDBC driver classname in your CLASSPATH.


name of the user schema being captured. If not specified, the default will capture metadata for all tables from all the schemas accessible to this user.

Specifying this parameter is highly recommended. Without this option, if more than one schema is accessible to this user, more than one table with the same name may be captured, which will cause problems when mapping CMP fields to tables.

The specified schema name must be uppercase.


name of a table; multiple table names can be specified. If no table is specified, all the tables in the database or named schema are captured.

The specified table name or names are case sensitive. Be sure to match the case of the previously created table names.


name of the output file. This option is required. If the specified output file does not contain the .dbschema suffix, it will be appended to the filename.


Example 1   Using the capture-schema command
capture-schema -username cantiflas -password enigma
-dburl jdbc:oracle:thin:@sadbuttrue:1521:ora817
-driver oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver
-schemaname CANTIFLAS -out cantiflas.dbschema

Where: sun-acc.xml is the name of the client configuration XML file, myclientapp.jar is the client application .jar file, and scott and sample are arguments to pass to the application. If sun-acc.xml and myclientapp.jar are not in the current directory, you must give the absolute path locations; otherwise the relative paths are used. The relative path is relative to the directory where the command is being executed.

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