How do you programmatically create an empty database?

Bob Sneidar bobs at
Wed Nov 24 13:50:54 EST 2010

Sorry Lynn, that was directed at mySQL/Oracle. 


On Nov 24, 2010, at 10:22 AM, Lynn Fredricks wrote:

>> <rant> Can I please have my old relational database model 
>> back? Can I please have Visual Foxpro? Or 4D? Or ANYTHING 
>> ELSE but this unwieldy, blood sucking, "the more money you 
>> make the more you have to give us" kind of database model we 
>> call SQL? We've been sold out, lads! SOLD OUT!!! </rant>
> Business models are usually the product of competitors colliding against
> each other until, like stones on a beach, they start to resemble each other.
> Some are truly baffling. Here's an example -
> In the real time 3D video market (machinanima), almost all players have
> moved from a standard tool maker type business model to a "service" model
> or, attach provisions to their software use to make it impossible to ship
> products in their native format without paying them some form of royalty OR
> requiring you to sell through their online stores. I think this is a result
> of their own initial mismarketing and immaturity of the market place in the
> first few years of their appearance, but all seem to have locked down their
> tools into a walled garden model. But the number of competitors is very few,
> and they all seem to have gone the same direction of trying to extract use
> type fees. 
> Its sort of like a cartel, without the 10 galleon hats and cigars, but with
> the soul eating.
> We have sort of an inverse situation, because the market for databases is
> extremely mature, yet no single DB is king and can do everything (and why
> there are many smaller, less expensive or free alternatives prospering). The
> big guys can often get as "walled garden" as they like because they often
> have death grips on their soul eaten customers.
> Best regards,
> Lynn Fredricks
> President
> Paradigma Software
> Valentina SQL Server: The Ultra-fast, Royalty Free Database Server 
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