[Xapian-discuss] Can be Xapian used to perform standard SQL statements?

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Sat Dec 11 05:30:21 GMT 2010


On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 01:06:54AM +0100, David G Ortega wrote:
> My question is, can Xapian be used to perform standard SQL statements like
> inserts or updates? I undestand that Xapian does it when you perform a query
> or save a document but I haven't seen how to perform direct SQL statements.
> These would be useful for me since I wouln't have to maintain the database
> driver that I actually expose to javascript focusing only in Xapian.

Xapian isn't an SQL database.

It's not a relational database either, so I think trying to implement an SQL
layer over the top would be problematic - the SQL model doesn't really fit
well.

Cheers,
    Olly



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