Prevent of creating of special PB tablesTag(s): Database
These tables (PBCAT*) are useful only in development, they are not used during run-time. PB will create them automatically if not present in a database. To prevent their creation, add (or modify) the following line in the PB.INI file
Thanks to B. Bailey for the following update :
Actually, PB does use the catalog tables at runtime, if they exist. I have frequently included an ad-hoc query window in many of my applications. As a part of the query window, I create the DW dynamically, using SyntaxFromSQL(). When a DW is thus created, PB uses the catalog tables to define the column characteristics in exactly the same manner as it does in the IDE. For example, if I define an edit style for a column, the dynamic DW will contain the edit style that is specified in the PBCATEDT table.