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#1: ANNOUNCE: Advanced DBI Tutorial Slides

Posted on 2006-09-04 13:05:22 by Tim.Bunce

file: $CPAN/authors/id/T/TI/TIMB/DBI_AdvancedTalk_200608.pdf
size: 486540 bytes
md5: c305fe9ae393a534f17efc83a4563d28

Slides for this years version of my Advanced DBI tutorial are available online.

Tim.

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#2: RE: ANNOUNCE: Advanced DBI Tutorial Slides

Posted on 2006-09-04 18:21:17 by Martin.Evans

On 04-Sep-2006 Tim Bunce wrote:
> file: $CPAN/authors/id/T/TI/TIMB/DBI_AdvancedTalk_200608.pdf
> size: 486540 bytes
> md5: c305fe9ae393a534f17efc83a4563d28
>
> Slides for this years version of my Advanced DBI tutorial are available
> online.
>
> Tim.

Thanks for that - very interesting I certainly noted a couple of things I
wasn't always doing.

It did raise an issue where I could do with some clarification. The slides say:

Execute a statement for multiple values
$sth = $dbh->prepare("insert into table (foo,bar) values (?,?)");
$tuples = $sth->execute_array(\%attr, \@foo_values, \@bar_values);

returns count of executions (even ones that failed) and not rows-affected.

but the latest DBI pod says:

The execute_array() method returns the number of tuples executed,
or "undef" if an error occured. Like execute(), a successful exe-
cute_array() always returns true regardless of the number of tuples
executed, even if it's zero. See the "ArrayTupleStatus" attribute
below for how to determine the execution status for each tuple.

I read that latter as if undef is returned 1 or more of the executes failed but
now I read in the slides they suggest I may get a true value when an error
occurs. My experience with execute_array and Oracle shows I get:

return 0, when none resulted in a change but no errors
e.g.
drop table mytest
create table mytest (a int primary key, b char(20))
insert into mytest values (1,'onetwothree')
update mytest set b = ? where a = ?
$sth->bind_param_array(2, [2])
$sth->bind_param_array(1, ['two'])
$sth->execute_array( { ArrayTupleStatus => \@tuple_status } )

returns 0

No, error, just no update occurred. It does not return 1 as the slide
suggests and does seem to be the number of rows changed - none.

returns undef when there is an error
e.g.
as per above example but the bind_param_array for p2 is invalid e.g. 'xxx'

This seems to also contradict the slide but agrees with the DBI pod.


lastly I get undef if there are multiple rows but the last one errors.
e.g. as above except the bind_param_arrays are:

$sth->bind_param_array(2, [1, 'xxx']);
$sth->bind_param_array(1, ['one', 'two']);

returns undef but executes the 1,'one'.

I am now unclear as to what is correct. Can you clarify?

Martin
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#3: execute_array/execute_for_fetch (was: ANNOUNCE: Advanced DBI Tutorial Slides)

Posted on 2006-09-04 22:46:42 by Tim.Bunce

On Mon, Sep 04, 2006 at 05:21:17PM +0100, Martin J. Evans wrote:
>
> It did raise an issue where I could do with some clarification. The slides say:
>
> Execute a statement for multiple values
> $sth = $dbh->prepare("insert into table (foo,bar) values (?,?)");
> $tuples = $sth->execute_array(\%attr, \@foo_values, \@bar_values);
>
> returns count of executions (even ones that failed) and not rows-affected.
>
> but the latest DBI pod says:
>
> The execute_array() method returns the number of tuples executed,
> or "undef" if an error occured. Like execute(), a successful exe-
> cute_array() always returns true regardless of the number of tuples
> executed, even if it's zero. See the "ArrayTupleStatus" attribute
> below for how to determine the execution status for each tuple.
>
> I read that latter as if undef is returned 1 or more of the executes failed but
> now I read in the slides they suggest I may get a true value when an error
> occurs. My experience with execute_array and Oracle shows I get:
>
> return 0, when none resulted in a change but no errors
> e.g.
> drop table mytest
> create table mytest (a int primary key, b char(20))
> insert into mytest values (1,'onetwothree')
> update mytest set b = ? where a = ?
> $sth->bind_param_array(2, [2])
> $sth->bind_param_array(1, ['two'])
> $sth->execute_array( { ArrayTupleStatus => \@tuple_status } )
>
> returns 0
>
> No, error, just no update occurred. It does not return 1 as the slide
> suggests and does seem to be the number of rows changed - none.
>
> returns undef when there is an error
> e.g.
> as per above example but the bind_param_array for p2 is invalid e.g. 'xxx'
>
> This seems to also contradict the slide but agrees with the DBI pod.
>
> lastly I get undef if there are multiple rows but the last one errors.
> e.g. as above except the bind_param_arrays are:
>
> $sth->bind_param_array(2, [1, 'xxx']);
> $sth->bind_param_array(1, ['one', 'two']);
>
> returns undef but executes the 1,'one'.
>
> I am now unclear as to what is correct. Can you clarify?

The pod is right and both the slides and DBD::Oracle are wrong,
though in different ways.

The behaviour should match that of the default execute_for_fetch
method (which execute_array calls) provided by the DBI - shown below.

Thanks! I've fixed my copy of the slide to say "returns count of
executions, not rows-affected, or undef if any failed".

Tim.

p.s. I'd be grateful if you could file a bug at rt.cpan.org for DBD::Oracle.


sub execute_for_fetch {
my ($sth, $fetch_tuple_sub, $tuple_status) = @_;
# start with empty status array
($tuple_status) ? @$tuple_status = () : $tuple_status = [];

my ($err_count, %errstr_cache);
while ( my $tuple = &$fetch_tuple_sub() ) {
if ( my $rc = $sth->execute(@$tuple) ) {
push @$tuple_status, $rc;
}
else {
$err_count++;
my $err = $sth->err;
push @$tuple_status, [ $err, $errstr_cache{$err} ||= $sth->errstr, $sth->state ];
}
}
my $tuples = @$tuple_status;
return $sth->set_err(1, "executing $tuples generated $err_count errors")
if $err_count;
return scalar(@$tuple_status) || "0E0";
}

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#4: RE: execute_array/execute_for_fetch (was: ANNOUNCE: Advanced DBI Tutorial Slides)

Posted on 2006-09-05 12:20:04 by Martin.Evans

On 04-Sep-2006 Tim Bunce wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 04, 2006 at 05:21:17PM +0100, Martin J. Evans wrote:
>>
>> It did raise an issue where I could do with some clarification. The slides
>> say:
>>
>> Execute a statement for multiple values
>> $sth = $dbh->prepare("insert into table (foo,bar) values (?,?)");
>> $tuples = $sth->execute_array(\%attr, \@foo_values, \@bar_values);
>>
>> returns count of executions (even ones that failed) and not rows-affected.
>>
>> but the latest DBI pod says:
>>
>> The execute_array() method returns the number of tuples executed,
>> or "undef" if an error occured. Like execute(), a successful exe-
>> cute_array() always returns true regardless of the number of tuples
>> executed, even if it's zero. See the "ArrayTupleStatus" attribute
>> below for how to determine the execution status for each tuple.
>>
>> I read that latter as if undef is returned 1 or more of the executes failed
>> but
>> now I read in the slides they suggest I may get a true value when an error
>> occurs. My experience with execute_array and Oracle shows I get:
>>
>> return 0, when none resulted in a change but no errors
>> e.g.
>> drop table mytest
>> create table mytest (a int primary key, b char(20))
>> insert into mytest values (1,'onetwothree')
>> update mytest set b = ? where a = ?
>> $sth->bind_param_array(2, [2])
>> $sth->bind_param_array(1, ['two'])
>> $sth->execute_array( { ArrayTupleStatus => \@tuple_status } )
>>
>> returns 0
>>
>> No, error, just no update occurred. It does not return 1 as the slide
>> suggests and does seem to be the number of rows changed - none.
>>
>> returns undef when there is an error
>> e.g.
>> as per above example but the bind_param_array for p2 is invalid e.g. 'xxx'
>>
>> This seems to also contradict the slide but agrees with the DBI pod.
>>
>> lastly I get undef if there are multiple rows but the last one errors.
>> e.g. as above except the bind_param_arrays are:
>>
>> $sth->bind_param_array(2, [1, 'xxx']);
>> $sth->bind_param_array(1, ['one', 'two']);
>>
>> returns undef but executes the 1,'one'.
>>
>> I am now unclear as to what is correct. Can you clarify?
>
> The pod is right and both the slides and DBD::Oracle are wrong,
> though in different ways.
>
> The behaviour should match that of the default execute_for_fetch
> method (which execute_array calls) provided by the DBI - shown below.
>
> Thanks! I've fixed my copy of the slide to say "returns count of
> executions, not rows-affected, or undef if any failed".
>
> Tim.
>
> p.s. I'd be grateful if you could file a bug at rt.cpan.org for DBD::Oracle.
>
>
> sub execute_for_fetch {
> my ($sth, $fetch_tuple_sub, $tuple_status) = @_;
> # start with empty status array
> ($tuple_status) ? @$tuple_status = () : $tuple_status = [];
>
> my ($err_count, %errstr_cache);
> while ( my $tuple = &$fetch_tuple_sub() ) {
> if ( my $rc = $sth->execute(@$tuple) ) {
> push @$tuple_status, $rc;
> }
> else {
> $err_count++;
> my $err = $sth->err;
> push @$tuple_status, [ $err, $errstr_cache{$err} ||=
> $sth->errstr, $sth->state ];
> }
> }
> my $tuples = @$tuple_status;
> return $sth->set_err(1, "executing $tuples generated $err_count
> errors")
> if $err_count;
> return scalar(@$tuple_status) || "0E0";
> }

Thanks for the clarification.

I'll report the problems just as soon as I'm certain what they are. Here is
my summary:

1. insert into table values (?,?) where all values are valid and 3 rows of
values

returns: 3
(correct as 3 tuples executed)
ArrayTupleStatus = (-1, -1, -1)
(incorrect - should be (1,1,1) as DBD::Oracle does know a row was
inserted each time as evidenced by execute itself which returns rows
affected)

2. insert into table values (?,?) where there are 2 rows of data but second one
is invalid

returns: undef
(correct)
ArrayTupleStatus = (-1, [1772, 'ORA-01722.......'])
(incorrect as this should be (1, [1772, 'ORA-01722.......'])
probably same issue as 1).

3. update table where the update does not affect any rows

returns: 0
(incorrect - should be 1 for 1 tuple executed)
ArrayTupleStatus = (-1)
(incorrect - should be (0) for no rows affected)

If my conclusions look right to you I'll report them on rt.

As an aside, I am finding execute_array returning the number of tuples executed
rather than the number of rows affected a bit of a pain. It seems to make it
easy to ascertain how many tuples were executed but hard to find out how
many rows were affected when I would have thought the former is less useful
and easily calculated as scalar{@arraytuplestatus). What I normally do on a
single insert/update execute is:

$affected = $sth->execute(@params)
ERROR if ($affected != $expected_inserts_or_updates);

as this catches errors in the execute and error in the program logic (not
inserting/updating what I expected). execute_array does not map easily to being
n * execute as far as I can see since the equivalent test for execute_array is:

$tuples_executed = $sth->execute_array
if (!$tuples_executed) {
# there was an error
} else {
# here $tuples_executed has no meaning for me since I know what it is going
# to be before calling execute_array - it is going to be the number of tuples
# I passed to execute_array
my $affected = 0;
$affected += $_ foreach (@array_tuple_status);
ERROR if ($affected != $expected_inserts_or_updates)
}

It's possible I've misunderstood what is returned by execute_array but it is
difficult to actually try it out when I don't seem to have a driver that does
it properly.

Martin
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http://www.easysoft.com

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#5: Re: execute_array/execute_for_fetch (was: ANNOUNCE: Advanced DBI Tutorial Slides)

Posted on 2006-09-05 14:36:08 by Tim.Bunce

On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 11:20:04AM +0100, Martin J. Evans wrote:
>
> I'll report the problems just as soon as I'm certain what they are. Here is
> my summary:
>
> 1. insert into table values (?,?) where all values are valid and 3 rows of
> values
>
> returns: 3
> (correct as 3 tuples executed)
> ArrayTupleStatus = (-1, -1, -1)
> (incorrect - should be (1,1,1) as DBD::Oracle does know a row was
> inserted each time as evidenced by execute itself which returns rows
> affected)
>
> 2. insert into table values (?,?) where there are 2 rows of data but second one
> is invalid
>
> returns: undef
> (correct)
> ArrayTupleStatus = (-1, [1772, 'ORA-01722.......'])
> (incorrect as this should be (1, [1772, 'ORA-01722.......'])
> probably same issue as 1).
>
> 3. update table where the update does not affect any rows
>
> returns: 0
> (incorrect - should be 1 for 1 tuple executed)
> ArrayTupleStatus = (-1)
> (incorrect - should be (0) for no rows affected)
>
> If my conclusions look right to you I'll report them on rt.

You're spot on.

> As an aside, I am finding execute_array returning the number of tuples executed
> rather than the number of rows affected a bit of a pain. It seems to make it
> easy to ascertain how many tuples were executed but hard to find out how
> many rows were affected when I would have thought the former is less useful
> and easily calculated as scalar{@arraytuplestatus). What I normally do on a
> single insert/update execute is:
>
> $affected = $sth->execute(@params)
> ERROR if ($affected != $expected_inserts_or_updates);
>
> as this catches errors in the execute and error in the program logic (not
> inserting/updating what I expected). execute_array does not map easily to being
> n * execute as far as I can see since the equivalent test for execute_array is:
>
> $tuples_executed = $sth->execute_array
> if (!$tuples_executed) {
> # there was an error
> } else {
> # here $tuples_executed has no meaning for me since I know what it is going
> # to be before calling execute_array - it is going to be the number of tuples
> # I passed to execute_array
> my $affected = 0;
> $affected += $_ foreach (@array_tuple_status);
> ERROR if ($affected != $expected_inserts_or_updates)
> }
>
> It's possible I've misunderstood what is returned by execute_array but it is
> difficult to actually try it out when I don't seem to have a driver that does
> it properly.

The DBIs default behaviour is the official behaviour.

I take your point about the return value. I remember weighing up both
alternatives before settling on 'tuples executed' - but I can't now
remember why! I probably also didn't consider bulk updates as a likely
use case.

How about adding total rows affected as an extra return value in list
context?:

($tuples_executed, $rows_affected) = $sth->execute_array(...)

Tim.

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#6: Re: execute_array/execute_for_fetch (was: ANNOUNCE: Advanced DBI Tutorial Slides)

Posted on 2006-09-05 15:10:24 by Martin.Evans

On 05-Sep-2006 Tim Bunce wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 11:20:04AM +0100, Martin J. Evans wrote:
>>
>> I'll report the problems just as soon as I'm certain what they are. Here is
>> my summary:
>>
>> 1. insert into table values (?,?) where all values are valid and 3 rows of
>> values
>>
>> returns: 3
>> (correct as 3 tuples executed)
>> ArrayTupleStatus = (-1, -1, -1)
>> (incorrect - should be (1,1,1) as DBD::Oracle does know a row was
>> inserted each time as evidenced by execute itself which returns rows
>> affected)
>>
>> 2. insert into table values (?,?) where there are 2 rows of data but second
>> one
>> is invalid
>>
>> returns: undef
>> (correct)
>> ArrayTupleStatus = (-1, [1772, 'ORA-01722.......'])
>> (incorrect as this should be (1, [1772, 'ORA-01722.......'])
>> probably same issue as 1).
>>
>> 3. update table where the update does not affect any rows
>>
>> returns: 0
>> (incorrect - should be 1 for 1 tuple executed)
>> ArrayTupleStatus = (-1)
>> (incorrect - should be (0) for no rows affected)
>>
>> If my conclusions look right to you I'll report them on rt.
>
> You're spot on.

OK, will report these issue this afternoon.

>> As an aside, I am finding execute_array returning the number of tuples
>> executed
>> rather than the number of rows affected a bit of a pain. It seems to make it
>> easy to ascertain how many tuples were executed but hard to find out how
>> many rows were affected when I would have thought the former is less useful
>> and easily calculated as scalar{@arraytuplestatus). What I normally do on a
>> single insert/update execute is:
>>
>> $affected = $sth->execute(@params)
>> ERROR if ($affected != $expected_inserts_or_updates);
>>
>> as this catches errors in the execute and error in the program logic (not
>> inserting/updating what I expected). execute_array does not map easily to
>> being
>> n * execute as far as I can see since the equivalent test for execute_array
>> is:
>>
>> $tuples_executed = $sth->execute_array
>> if (!$tuples_executed) {
>> # there was an error
>> } else {
>> # here $tuples_executed has no meaning for me since I know what it is
>> # going
>> # to be before calling execute_array - it is going to be the number of
>> # tuples
>> # I passed to execute_array
>> my $affected = 0;
>> $affected += $_ foreach (@array_tuple_status);
>> ERROR if ($affected != $expected_inserts_or_updates)
>> }
>>
>> It's possible I've misunderstood what is returned by execute_array but it is
>> difficult to actually try it out when I don't seem to have a driver that
>> does
>> it properly.
>
> The DBIs default behaviour is the official behaviour.

That is fair enough. I wasn't really suggesting it was changed, it was more of
a pointing out the inconvenience in case it led to a better way for me to get
the rows affected...

> I take your point about the return value. I remember weighing up both
> alternatives before settling on 'tuples executed' - but I can't now
> remember why! I probably also didn't consider bulk updates as a likely
> use case.
>
> How about adding total rows affected as an extra return value in list
> context?:
>
> ($tuples_executed, $rows_affected) = $sth->execute_array(...)
>
> Tim.

and it did. Yes, this would be ideal and second guessing you I even looked at
the code to implement it but was slightly flumaxed by the possible definition
changes to "Dynamically create the DBI Standard Interface" and the
problem that it can only be calculated if ArrayTupleStatus is specified and
that is optional now. Any pointers on these welcome and I'll attempt a patch.

Martin
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Easysoft Ltd, UK
http://www.easysoft.com

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#7: RE: execute_array/execute_for_fetch (was: ANNOUNCE: Advanced DBI Tutorial Slides)

Posted on 2006-09-05 15:52:38 by rjk-dbi

Tim Bunce [mailto:Tim.Bunce@pobox.com] wrote:

> How about adding total rows affected as an extra return value in list
> context?:
>
> ($tuples_executed, $rows_affected) = $sth->execute_array(...)

How do you determine total rows affected? Is it simply the sum of rows
affected for each tuple? That may not be the same as the actual number of
rows affected, because a single row could be affected by multiple tuples.
But I think that would be okay as long it's clear in the documentation.

Ronald

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#8: Re: execute_array/execute_for_fetch (was: ANNOUNCE: Advanced DBI Tutorial Slides)

Posted on 2006-09-05 16:18:58 by Martin.Evans

On 05-Sep-2006 Martin J. Evans wrote:
>
> On 05-Sep-2006 Tim Bunce wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 11:20:04AM +0100, Martin J. Evans wrote:
>>>
>>> I'll report the problems just as soon as I'm certain what they are. Here is
>>> my summary:
>>>
>>> 1. insert into table values (?,?) where all values are valid and 3 rows of
>>> values
>>>
>>> returns: 3
>>> (correct as 3 tuples executed)
>>> ArrayTupleStatus = (-1, -1, -1)
>>> (incorrect - should be (1,1,1) as DBD::Oracle does know a row was
>>> inserted each time as evidenced by execute itself which returns
>>> rows
>>> affected)
>>>
>>> 2. insert into table values (?,?) where there are 2 rows of data but second
>>> one
>>> is invalid
>>>
>>> returns: undef
>>> (correct)
>>> ArrayTupleStatus = (-1, [1772, 'ORA-01722.......'])
>>> (incorrect as this should be (1, [1772, 'ORA-01722.......'])
>>> probably same issue as 1).
>>>
>>> 3. update table where the update does not affect any rows
>>>
>>> returns: 0
>>> (incorrect - should be 1 for 1 tuple executed)
>>> ArrayTupleStatus = (-1)
>>> (incorrect - should be (0) for no rows affected)
>>>
>>> If my conclusions look right to you I'll report them on rt.
>>
>> You're spot on.
>
> OK, will report these issue this afternoon.
>

Reported at
http://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=21331

<snipped aside>

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#9: Re: execute_array/execute_for_fetch (was: ANNOUNCE: Advanced DBI Tutorial Slides)

Posted on 2006-09-05 21:36:41 by Tim.Bunce

On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 02:10:24PM +0100, Martin J. Evans wrote:
> >
> > The DBIs default behaviour is the official behaviour.
>
> That is fair enough. I wasn't really suggesting it was changed, it was more of
> a pointing out the inconvenience in case it led to a better way for me to get
> the rows affected...
>
> > I take your point about the return value. I remember weighing up both
> > alternatives before settling on 'tuples executed' - but I can't now
> > remember why! I probably also didn't consider bulk updates as a likely
> > use case.
> >
> > How about adding total rows affected as an extra return value in list
> > context?:
> >
> > ($tuples_executed, $rows_affected) = $sth->execute_array(...)
>
> and it did. Yes, this would be ideal and second guessing you I even looked at
> the code to implement it but was slightly flumaxed by the possible definition
> changes to "Dynamically create the DBI Standard Interface"

I'm not sure what you mean.

> and the
> problem that it can only be calculated if ArrayTupleStatus is specified and
> that is optional now. Any pointers on these welcome and I'll attempt a patch.

Here's a draft patch... (since it was trivial to do while I was
thinking about it):

@@ -1921,10 +1921,12 @@
# start with empty status array
($tuple_status) ? @$tuple_status = () : $tuple_status = [];

+ my $rc_total = 0;
my ($err_count, %errstr_cache);
while ( my $tuple = &$fetch_tuple_sub() ) {
if ( my $rc = $sth->execute(@$tuple) ) {
push @$tuple_status, $rc;
+ $rc_total += $rc;
}
else {
$err_count++;
@@ -1935,7 +1937,9 @@
my $tuples = @$tuple_status;
return $sth->set_err(1, "executing $tuples generated $err_count errors")
if $err_count;
- return scalar(@$tuple_status) || "0E0";
+ $tuples ||= "0E0";
+ return $tuples unless wantarray;
+ return ($tuples, $rc_total);
}

Could you check it, add any polish needed, plus some docs (noting
Ronald's clarification) and, ideally, some tests?

If you don't have commit access to the repository yet then send me your
auth.perl.org (or bitcard.org) username and I'll give you access so you
can commit it yourself.

Thanks Martin!

Tim.

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#10: Re: execute_array/execute_for_fetch (was: ANNOUNCE: Advanced DBI

Posted on 2006-09-05 22:13:04 by Martin.Evans

On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 20:36 +0100, Tim Bunce wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 02:10:24PM +0100, Martin J. Evans wrote:
> > >
> > > The DBIs default behaviour is the official behaviour.
> >
> > That is fair enough. I wasn't really suggesting it was changed, it was more of
> > a pointing out the inconvenience in case it led to a better way for me to get
> > the rows affected...
> >
> > > I take your point about the return value. I remember weighing up both
> > > alternatives before settling on 'tuples executed' - but I can't now
> > > remember why! I probably also didn't consider bulk updates as a likely
> > > use case.
> > >
> > > How about adding total rows affected as an extra return value in list
> > > context?:
> > >
> > > ($tuples_executed, $rows_affected) = $sth->execute_array(...)
> >
> > and it did. Yes, this would be ideal and second guessing you I even looked at
> > the code to implement it but was slightly flumaxed by the possible definition
> > changes to "Dynamically create the DBI Standard Interface"
>
> I'm not sure what you mean.

When I had a quick look it seemed like it maybe needed a change to
stipulate execute_array could return an array or a scalar. Given your
comment it would seem I was wrong.

> > and the
> > problem that it can only be calculated if ArrayTupleStatus is specified and
> > that is optional now. Any pointers on these welcome and I'll attempt a patch.
>
> Here's a draft patch... (since it was trivial to do while I was
> thinking about it):
>
> @@ -1921,10 +1921,12 @@
> # start with empty status array
> ($tuple_status) ? @$tuple_status = () : $tuple_status = [];
>
> + my $rc_total = 0;
> my ($err_count, %errstr_cache);
> while ( my $tuple = &$fetch_tuple_sub() ) {
> if ( my $rc = $sth->execute(@$tuple) ) {
> push @$tuple_status, $rc;
> + $rc_total += $rc;
> }
> else {
> $err_count++;
> @@ -1935,7 +1937,9 @@
> my $tuples = @$tuple_status;
> return $sth->set_err(1, "executing $tuples generated $err_count errors")
> if $err_count;
> - return scalar(@$tuple_status) || "0E0";
> + $tuples ||= "0E0";
> + return $tuples unless wantarray;
> + return ($tuples, $rc_total);
> }
Yes, obvious, I was thinking from the app side (where ArrayTupleStatus
would be required) instead of the DBI side which already has the result
from execute.

> Could you check it, add any polish needed, plus some docs (noting
> Ronald's clarification) and, ideally, some tests?

Will do although how does this affect the DBDs that implement
execute_array themselves? e.g. Oracle.

Given Xho's comment it would also seem wise to add to the docs that
ArrayTupleStatus may not contain the actual affected rows for some
drivers e.g. Oracle.

Also, given xho's comments that the bulk method in DBD::Oracle does not
know the affected rows (and hence returns -1 affected rows) the actual
change will be of no use to me (I will have to drop using execute_array
since I need to be sure the number of rows I intend to insert or update
are updated). In my experience, running an update which does not affect
any rows when the intention was to update a row is usually a serious
error so it is a shame execute_array won't provide this but if OCI can't
do it, it can't.

I will amend my rt.cpan.org bug report as the main issue was returning
-1 in rows affected.

> If you don't have commit access to the repository yet then send me your
> auth.perl.org (or bitcard.org) username and I'll give you access so you
> can commit it yourself.

I was wondering how long I could hold out after your request for
assistance on DBI 1 - it would seem I managed less than a week ;-)

My username is mjevans.

> Thanks Martin!
>
> Tim.
>
>
Martin
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#11: Re: execute_array/execute_for_fetch (was: ANNOUNCE: Advanced DBI Tutorial Slides)

Posted on 2006-09-06 16:59:45 by Tim.Bunce

On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 09:13:04PM +0100, Martin J. Evans wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-09-05 at 20:36 +0100, Tim Bunce wrote:
> >
> > @@ -1921,10 +1921,12 @@
> > # start with empty status array
> > ($tuple_status) ? @$tuple_status = () : $tuple_status = [];
> >
> > + my $rc_total = 0;
> > my ($err_count, %errstr_cache);
> > while ( my $tuple = &$fetch_tuple_sub() ) {
> > if ( my $rc = $sth->execute(@$tuple) ) {
> > push @$tuple_status, $rc;
> > + $rc_total += $rc;
> > }
> > else {
> > $err_count++;
> > @@ -1935,7 +1937,9 @@
> > my $tuples = @$tuple_status;
> > return $sth->set_err(1, "executing $tuples generated $err_count errors")
> > if $err_count;
> > - return scalar(@$tuple_status) || "0E0";
> > + $tuples ||= "0E0";
> > + return $tuples unless wantarray;
> > + return ($tuples, $rc_total);
> > }
> Yes, obvious, I was thinking from the app side (where ArrayTupleStatus
> would be required) instead of the DBI side which already has the result
> from execute.
>
> > Could you check it, add any polish needed, plus some docs (noting
> > Ronald's clarification) and, ideally, some tests?
>
> Will do although how does this affect the DBDs that implement
> execute_array themselves? e.g. Oracle.

The docs just need to say that in list context some drivers may supply
and extra return value giving the sum of the rows affected for each tuple.

> Given Xho's comment it would also seem wise to add to the docs that
> ArrayTupleStatus may not contain the actual affected rows for some
> drivers e.g. Oracle.

True. (Though I didn't see Xho's comment)

> Also, given xho's comments that the bulk method in DBD::Oracle does not
> know the affected rows (and hence returns -1 affected rows)

That's a great shame if it's true. Seems odd though.

> the actual change will be of no use to me (I will have to drop using
> execute_array since I need to be sure the number of rows I intend to
> insert or update are updated).

Perhaps bulk insert to a temp table then run a stored procedure to
perform the required operation and return the rows affected.

> In my experience, running an update which does not affect
> any rows when the intention was to update a row is usually a serious
> error so it is a shame execute_array won't provide this but if OCI can't
> do it, it can't.

I agree. Perhaps there is a way but I don't have time to research the
OCI docs. It does seem like an odd ommision.

> I will amend my rt.cpan.org bug report as the main issue was returning
> -1 in rows affected.
>
> > If you don't have commit access to the repository yet then send me your
> > auth.perl.org (or bitcard.org) username and I'll give you access so you
> > can commit it yourself.
>
> I was wondering how long I could hold out after your request for
> assistance on DBI 1 - it would seem I managed less than a week ;-)

:)

> My username is mjevans.

You should have write access shortly.

Welcome! And, thanks!

Tim.

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