No schema? #411

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jdarling opened this Issue Jul 16, 2014 · 10 comments

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@jdarling

I searched for this and couldn't really see an answer to it. Can you use JugglingDB without a schema? Or a way to use it with a minimal schema (must contain at least but can contain more than)?

Basically just use JugglingDB as an abstraction/access layer?

@1602
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You can't use jugglingdb without schema. Could you please clarify what you mean by minimal schema?

@jdarling

Sure, say I have a "contacts" schema. Minimum I want firstName and lastName, but I don't know what else will be stored to it. So I would like to be able to stuff anything in along with firstName and lastName.

IE: I may have the following object to store even though my schema is only firstName and lastName

{
  firstName: 'Jeremy',
  lastName: 'Darling',
  githubAccount: 'jdarling'
}
@anatoliychakkaev
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@pasindud

I also have come across same use cases , is it the same case when using mongo adapter ?

@anatoliychakkaev
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@pasindud

wouldn't that defeat the purpose about nosql being schema-less ?

@anatoliychakkaev
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@bmiller59
bmiller59 commented Apr 27, 2016 edited

I have a reason to use the JSON schema format in my app. Could I do my own schema validation and use JugglingDB simply for access? Or could a plug in for schema validation be designed to replace the default schema system in JugglingDB?

What would you recommend in this case to avoid duplicating schemas? What type of pull request would you accept in this regard? JSON schema is growing in popularity and standardization. Thank you.

http://json-schema.org/

@1602
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This one is deep change of jugglingdb internals. I need to keep this requirement in mind while rebuilding stuff for major release. It could be completely schema-less with some restrictions, i.e. no automigrations for sql, different approach for data types handling, etc.. This should be carefully considered.

@mansuleman

What are some of the drivers that force us to remove the schema?

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