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The Adaptive Server Enterprise and SQL Anywhere system catalogs are different. The Adaptive Server Enterprise system tables and views are owned by the user dbo, and exist partly in the master database, partly in the sybsecurity database, and partly in each individual database. The SQL Anywhere system tables and views are owned by the special user SYS and exist separately in each database.
To assist in preparing compatible applications, SQL Anywhere provides the following set of views owned by the special user dbo, which correspond to their Adaptive Server Enterprise counterparts. Where architectural differences make the contents of a particular Adaptive Server Enterprise table or view meaningless in a SQL Anywhere context, the view is empty, containing just the column names and data types.
|syscolumns||One row for each column in a table or view, and for each parameter in a procedure|
|syscomments||One or more rows for each view, rule, default, trigger, and procedure, giving the SQL definition statement|
|sysindexes||One row for each clustered or nonclustered index, one row for each table with no indexes, and an additional row for each table containing text or image data.|
|sysobjects||One row for each table, view, procedure, rule, trigger default, log, or (in tempdb only) temporary object|
|systypes||One row for each system-supplied or user-defined data type|
|sysusers||One row for each user allowed in the database|
|syslogins||One row for each valid user account|
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