Connections Db Tip1: getting the Connections db Schema version

One of the many little bundles of joy when dealing with back end SQL code on ‘living’* application such as IBM Connections, is that SQL that may have worked for one version or service pack might not work for another

To cater for this you might have to write for or at least be able to handle the diferent versions of a database, when doing this you tend not to use the actual product version ie “Connections 4.5.0.0.” but the db schema number for each database, thankfully IBM store the db schema for each database in Connections (though not with a great deal of consistency), the following is the SQL to get this for each of the databases that make up connections.

Connections App: Files

BD: FILES

Table: PRODUCT

Connection v4.5 Base Schema Number: 82

SQL to get Schema

SELECT SCHEMA_VERSION FROM "FILES"."PRODUCT";

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#####Connections App: Activities
_BD:_ OPNACT

_Table:_ OA_SCHEMA

_Connection v4.5 Base Schema Number:_ 56
SQL to get Schema

SELECT DBSCHEMAVER FROM "ACTIVITIES"."OA_SCHEMA";

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#####Connections App: Blogs
_BD:_ BLOGS

_Table:_ ROLLER_PROPERTIES

_Connection v4.5 Base Schema Number:_ 51
SQL to get Schema

SELECT DBMS_LOB.substr(VALUE, 3000) FROM "BLOGS"."ROLLER_PROPERTIES" where NAME = 'database.schema.version';

_Notes:_ The rotten sods have stored it as a “Clob” data format (basically Binary) so the SQL is a bit more complex.
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#####Connections App: Communities
_BD:_ SNCOMM

_Table:_ SNCOMM_SCHEMA

_Connection v4.5 Base Schema Number:_ 77
SQL to get Schema

SELECT DBSCHEMAVER FROM "SNCOMM"."SNCOMM_SCHEMA";

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#####Connections App: Community Events
_BD:_ SNCOMM

_Table:_ CA_SCHEMA

_Connection v4.5 Base Schema Number:_ 15
SQL to get Schema

SELECT DBSCHEMAVER FROM "CALENDAR"."CA_SCHEMA";

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#####Connections App: BookMarks
_BD:_ DOGEAR

_Table:_ DOGEAR_SCHEMA

_Connection v4.5 Base Schema Number:_ 15
SQL to get Schema

SELECT DBSCHEMAVER FROM "DOGEAR"."DOGEAR_SCHEMA";

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#####Connections App: Forums
_BD:_ FORUM

_Table:_ DF_SCHEMA

_Connection v4.5 Base Schema Number:_ 27
SQL to get Schema

SELECT DBSCHEMAVER FROM "FORUM"."DF_SCHEMA";

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#####Connections App: HomePage , News, Search
_BD:_ HOMEPAGE

_Table:_ HOMEPAGE_SCHEMA

_Connection v4.5 Base Schema Number:_ 210
SQL to get Schema

SELECT DBSCHEMAVER FROM "HOMEPAGE"."HOMEPAGE_SCHEMA";

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#####Connections App: Metrics
_BD:_ METRICS

_Table:_ PRODUCT

_Connection v4.5 Base Schema Number:_ 34
SQL to get Schema

SELECT SCHEMA_VERSION FROM "METRICS"."PRODUCT";

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#####Connections App: Mobile
_BD:_ MOBILE

_Table:_ ROLLER_PROPERTIES

_Connection v4.5 Base Schema Number:_ 1
SQL to get Schema

SELECT VALUE FROM "MOBILE"."ROLLER_PROPERTIES" where NAME = 'database.schema.version';

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#####Connections App: Profiles
_BD:_ PEOPLEDB

_Table:_ SNPROF_SCHEMA

_Connection v4.5 Base Schema Number:_ 36
SQL to get Schema

SELECT DBSCHEMAVER FROM "EMPINST"."SNPROF_SCHEMA";

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#####Connections App: Wiki
_BD:_ WIKIS

_Table:_ PRODUCT

_Connection v4.5 Base Schema Number:_ 82
SQL to get Schema

SELECT SCHEMA_VERSION FROM "WIKIS"."PRODUCT";

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*By living I mean ‘the feckers keep changing them’
_NOTE: All these tips are not officaliy sanctioned by IBM as they do not release DB schema info to the public, so you use them at your own risk, Also if IBM are reading this and I either have somthing wrong or you have documented this for the public, then please tell me and I will correct_ 🙂
_NOTE: I’m not a proper Connections / Web Sphere admin, If you want proper Web Sphere and Connections admin you want [the Turtle Partnership](http://www.turtleweb.com/)_

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