Archive of May 2020

Database structure backup & Data dictionary automatically generation

Two bash script achieved the goals in this subject.

1. Exporting data dictionary

cat utils/exportDbDictionary 
if [ $# != 2 ] ; then
    echo "USAGE: $0 dbname tablename"
    echo " e.g.: $0 IDServer AspNetUsers"
    exit 1;


[ -d $document_path/$1 ] || mkdir -p $document_path/$1
mysqlshow $1 $2 | sed 's/+/|/g' | sed '1,2d' | sed '$d' | awk -F"[|]" '{print $2"|"$3"|"$5"|"$6"|"$7"|"$10}' | sed 's/ *$//g' > $document_path/$1/$

People should always add comments to their field definitions. As soon as the definition of a table has been done, run this script could automatically generate a markdown table with the name of

2. export database structure without auto_incrment= statements

cat utils/backupDbStructure 
mysqldump -d --databases YourDB1 YourDB2 YourDB3 | sed 's/ AUTO_INCREMENT=[0-9]*//g' > $backupFile

When you made some changes to your database, run backupDbStruture script will automatically generate the latest table structure into one file. You could commit it later with your code change together.

.net core System.text.json Serialize & Deserialize

If the field names in your Model class are not exactly the same as in a JSON string, you will need adding an option to guarantee the behavior is what you want. For example, if you have got the following response text:


and you have a Model class below:

class SampleModel 
   public string Hello { get; set; };

You can see the property name in your Model class is "Hello" instead of "hello", the following code won't get an expecting result.

SampleModel s = JsonSerializer.Deserialize<SampleModel>("{\"hello\":\"world\"}");

you will get an object like

  "Hello": null 

You have to use an option below to get it to work.

SampleModel s = JsonSerializer.Deserialize<SampleModel>("{\"hello\":\"world\"}", new JsonSerializerOptions
                PropertyNameCaseInsensitive = true,

on the other hand, you have to use the following code to guarantee the serialize behavior:

SampleModel s = JsonSerializer.Serialize(new SampleModel() {Hello="world"}, new JsonSerializerOptions
                DictionaryKeyPolicy = JsonNamingPolicy.CamelCase

Thus you get {"Hello":"world"} instead of {"hello":"world"}.

System.text.json sucks.

Watched "St. Vincent (2014)"


I watched this film with Eric today evening. Gladly, he loves this film.