SQL-Ledger Database Explanation
SQL-Ledger uses postgresql as database engine. You can create as many databases in Postgres as you want; each with its own tables, indexes etc.
In SQL-Ledger, whenever you create a new dataset for a business using admin.pl, a new database is created and populated with tables and indexes required for sql-ledger.
I strongly recommend to browse any existing sql-ledger database. There are 3 tools which you can use to look into a postgresql database.
- psql is a command line tool.
- phpPgAdmin is browser based tool.
- pgadmin3 is a desktop based tool.
These tools will allow you to view the structure of tables which were created using admin.pl as well as data stored in these tables.
Within the sql-ledger folder, database table and indexes information is stored in the following files which are used to create a dataset using admin.pl
Open these files in your text editor and go through the code to get an understanding of the database tables used in sql-ledger.