[DB-SIG] paramstyles (mysql string length?)

Dittmar, Daniel daniel.dittmar at sap.com
Tue May 2 14:13:11 CEST 2006

>From: Andy Todd [mailto:andy47 at halfcooked.com] 
>Dittmar, Daniel wrote:
>> But how should a module support multiple notations?
>> - by tokenizing any SQL statement to check which paramstyle was used
>> - by having an option on the connection or the cursor
>> - by having an additional method which requires qmark 
>placeholders (this
>> one would be backwards compatible)
>As paramstyle is currently an attribute of the module perhaps it could 
>be inherited by the connection. That way the user (if the 
>module allows) 
>could set the paramstyle on their connection to one of the available 

Sounds sensible to me. But I remember that I made a similar proposal a
while back. And someone argued that there were some applications where
'creating the connection' and 'using execute ()' were in completely
different layers. I don't know how valid this argument still is (or ever

>options. If the module only supports a single paramstyle then changing 
>the attribute on the connection would have no effect.

An exception perhaps?


Daniel Dittmar
SAP Labs Berlin
daniel.dittmar at sap.com  

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