Why do this?

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Mon Oct 9 13:18:59 CEST 2006


Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:

>>> I use the above when I can, when I can't I fall back on
>>><http://groups.google.co.nz/groups?selm=efc5b3$can$1@lust.ihug.co.nz>,
>>><http://groups.google.co.nz/groups?selm=efhn5v$fia$2@lust.ihug.co.nz>.
>> 
>> Yes, so you said, but you never came up with a convincing use case
>> where that function was better than using the parameterised queries.
> 
> First of all, the parametrization doesn't handle wildcards, as we
> discussed previously.

No, your separate function for escaping wildcards is fine, and works in 
conjunction with parameterized queries. It's the SQLString function you 
never managed to justify.

> Secondly, it's less convenient for cases where a dynamic query is being
> built. I previously gave the SQLStringList example. If that's not enough,
> here's another (simple) one:

See Frederik's excellent response on this point.



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