[DB-SIG] How to call function with cursor in-out parameter type?
harri.pasanen at trema.com
Wed Dec 10 10:47:58 EST 2003
Thanks for the quick reply, seems to work fine.
Now that I have your attention, next question ;-)
I have a bunch of Oracle functions with signature
FUNCTION foo RETURNS NUMBER
arg1 type1 in default (typically = null)
arg2 type2 in default (typically = null)
argN typeN in default (typically = null)
cr1 ref cursor in/out
So most arguments can be omitted.
The documentation does not mention dictionary style arguments in the
context of callproc/callfunction? Do I have other options than to
dig out the metadata for the function and build the parameter list
from that, if I want to write a generic python function that is
capable of calling these functions, without the need to fill in the
On Wednesday 10 December 2003 15:50, Anthony Tuininga wrote:
> Its actually easier than what you are trying to do... :-)
> cursorToBind = connection.cursor()
> result = cursor.callfunc("myfunc", cx_Oracle.NUMBER, (1,
> cursorToBind)) print "The result is:", result
> print "The result set is:"
> for row in cursorToBind:
> print "Row:", row
> In other words, create a cursor and then simply bind it where you
> want it. If you have difficulty making this work, let me know.
> On Wed, 2003-12-10 at 05:03, Harri Pasanen wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm a bit at loss how to make the following type of a call from
> > Python DB API, cx_Oracle in this case:
> > SQL> desc myfunc
> > FUNCTION myfunc RETURNS NUMBER
> > Argument Name Type In/Out
> > Default?
> > ------------------------------ ----------------------- ------
> > --------
> > PID VARCHAR2 IN
> > DEFAULT CR1 REF CURSOR
> > IN/OUT
> > SQL> var crs refcursor
> > SQL> var ret number
> > SQL> exec :ret := myfunc('YVESX',:crs)
> > SQL> print crs
> > ID LIMIT_ID
> > ...
> > So on return crs is a cursor containing a result set.
> > My initial idea was to do
> > v = cursor.var(cx_Oracle.CURSOR)
> > res = cursor.callfunc("myfunc", cx_Oracle.NUMBER, v)
> > but that does not work, I'm getting
> > "cx_Oracle.NotSupportedError: Variable_TypeByPythonType():
> > unhandled data type"
> > Any hints on how to go about this?
> > Harri
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