Hello Ahmed:
I envision that the work of the WG is one-way: from RDB to RDF/OWL.
So, to answer your question, I do not envision creating SQL tables in 
the RDBMS from SPARQL application using R2RML.
All the best, Ashok

Ezzat, Ahmed wrote:
> Hi Ashok,
> Thanks for the follow up. I agree with your clarification regarding the mapping SPARQL to SQL is out of scope; having discussion about it if the team want to pursue is fine - I am trying to separate what we discuss, with time constraints, from what we will commit to deliver which we need to pin down early 2010.
> I liked the D2R presentation scope in the mapping area; is reasonable.
> Regarding DDL statements mapping support: do you envision creating SQL tables in the RDBMS from SPARQL application using R2RML or do you envision the ability through the R2RML to read the different schema objects definitions in the RDBMS from a SPARQL application?  I agree that the latter is a must and would be interested in getting your input as well as others on the first.
> Regards,
> Ahmed   
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf Of ashok malhotra
> Sent: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 13:58
> Subject: ISSUE-3
> Since the goal of the WG is to create a mapping from RDB Schemas to 
> RDF/OWL classes, perhaps
> we should rephrase the bullet point in the requirements as
>     * The mapping language MUST define the set of SQL DDL
>       to be supported in the first release. The set to be supported
>       SHOULD be as complete as possible and be defined as soon as
>       possible after the WG official launch.
> This will let us exclude Table Types if we wish.
> I apologize that the original bullet was interpreted to mean that the 
> the WG should define
> a mapping from SPARQL to SQL.  That was not the intention.  In my view, 
> the mapping of
> SPARQL to SQL should be left open as a technology on which various 
> implementations
> can compete. .

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