RedBeanPHP generates a sane and readable database schema for you. Here are the schema conventions used by RedBeanPHP:
|Field names:||Lowercase a-z, 0-9 and underscore (_)|
|Table name:||Should match bean type, a-z, 0-9|
|Primary key:||Each table should have a primary key named 'id' (int, auto-incr)|
|Foreign key:||Format: <TYPE>_id|
|Link table:||Format: <TYPE1>_<TYPE2> sorted alphabetically|
Be careful with underscores; they are used for linking tables and foreign keys. It's safe to use underscores in property names, but try not to use them in type names/tables.
To obtain the name of the table of a bean:
$bean = R::dispense('book');
$beanTable = $bean->getMeta('type');
To get all the columns in this table:
$fields = R::inspect('book');
To get all tables:
$listOfTables = R::inspect();
In RedBeanPHP 3.4 and earlier use R::$writer->getTables() and R::writer->getColumns($type).
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