SQLite revQueryDatabase "where" param won't detect invalid target
mr.prmurray at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 14:02:37 EST 2008
Thanks very much for your help!
btw... got a syntax error on:
put revDataFromQuery(wgdbConID,doSQL,"anonID") into tRecordCount
so I checked the documentation, and although it implies the first two
parameters are optional,
I had to add a couple of leading commas to get it to work:
put revDataFromQuery(,,wgdbConID,doSQL,"anonID") into tRecordCount
Very minor compared to much research time you saved me!
On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 4:23 AM, Jan Schenkel <janschenkel at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Paul Murray <mr.prmurray at gmail.com> wrote:
> > When trying to detect that an entry in a table is
> > missing, revQueryDatabase
> > "SELECT... WHERE..." is returning an integer
> > (cursor) result when the table
> > is actually empty or the search value has never been
> > inserted into the
> > table:
> > The following code is preceded by the creation of
> > the table before any
> > records are inserted:
> > put "SELECT * FROM players WHERE playerID=:1" into
> > doSQL
> > put "abc1234" into anonID
> > put revQuerydatabase(wgdbConID,doSQL,"anonID") into
> > playersCursor
> > answer doSQL & ":" & anonID &" result = " &
> > playersCursor -- shows the
> > result (playersCursor value is always an integer)
> > The result (playersCursor) is ALWAYS an integer, no
> > matter if there are any
> > entries in the table or not, and no matter what
> > value is given to the anonID
> > variable.
> > I need to be able to determine if the record with
> > the specified "playerID"
> > exists or not.
> > Does anyone have any idea where the problem is?
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
> Hi Paul,
> Let me assure you: nothing is wrong, and you're not
> going crazy either :-)
> A 'cursor' or 'record set' that you get from
> revQueryDatabase is an integer number, if the query
> was successful, and this number is nothing more than
> an identifier that you can use for calls to
> revMoveToNextRecord, revNumberOfRecords of
> In this case, if you want to know if a record exists,
> use the revDataFromQuery function with a slightly
> different SQL query.
> put "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM players WHERE playerID=:1"
> into doSQL
> put "abc1234" into anonID
> put revDataFromQuery(wgdbConID,doSQL,"anonID") into
> answer doSQL & ":" & anonID &" result = " &
> If the database can't find said record, the result of
> the COUNT(*) function is 0 (zero), otherwise it's 1
> (assuming that playerID is your primary, unique key
> for that table)
> Jan Schenkel.
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