WL#3691: NDB API needs to have native data types extended to match MySQL

Affects: Server-7.1   —   Status: Un-Assigned   —   Priority: Medium

NDB API NdbRecAttr is missing some of the native data types that are supported
by MySQL in general. The API interface should be expanded to allow these types
to be used in an API application without the need of extra work on the customer
part.

Missing:
NdbRecAttr::DECIMAL
NdbRecAttr::DATETIME
NdbRecAttr::DATE
NdbRecAttr::TIMESTAMP
NdbRecAttr::TIME
NdbRecAttr::YEAR
NdbRecAttr::VARCHAR
NdbRecAttr::BINARY
NdbRecAttr::VARBINARY  

NDB Team may want to consider MySQL Spatial Data Types

MySQL has data types that correspond to OpenGIS classes. Some of these types
hold single geometry values:

    * GEOMETRY
    * POINT
    * LINESTRING
    * POLYGON

GEOMETRY can store geometry values of any type. The other single-value types
(POINT, LINESTRING, and POLYGON) restrict their values to a particular geometry
type.

The other data types hold collections of values:

    * MULTIPOINT
    * MULTILINESTRING
    * MULTIPOLYGON
    * GEOMETRYCOLLECTION

GEOMETRYCOLLECTION can store a collection of objects of any type. The other
collection types (MULTIPOINT, MULTILINESTRING, MULTIPOLYGON, and
GEOMETRYCOLLECTION) restrict collection members to those having a particular
geometry type. 


PekkaNousiainen - Thu, 18 Jan 2007, 00:30) 
    	

NdbRecAttr is only for selected attributes.
Need similar support for insert/update/delete
values and keys (pk, index).
Does this fit somewhere around NdbRecord?