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Re: [INTERFACES] question on accessing PostgreSQL with C

From: Michael Meskes <Michael_Meskes(at)topmail(dot)de>
To: James Thompson <jamest(at)math(dot)ksu(dot)edu>
Cc: hoelc <hoelc(at)pd(dot)jaring(dot)my>, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] question on accessing PostgreSQL with C
Date: 1999-02-07 19:03:46
Message-ID: 19990207200346.A254@gmx.net (view raw or flat)
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On Sat, Feb 06, 1999 at 07:16:14PM -0600, James Thompson wrote:
> http://www.dal.ca/%7eoracle/oradoc/DOC/api/doc/PC_22/toc.htm

Gotta look at this.

> With it you end up with something like the following in your code
> 
>     exec sql
>       insert into customer(id,name_first,name_middle,name_last,company,
> 			address1,address2,city,state,country,zip,phone_work,
> 			phone_home,phone_fax,email,date_entered,billing_terms,
>                            confirmation_method)
>       values (:id,:name_first, :name_middle, :name_last,
>               :company,:address1,:address2,
>               :city,:state,:country,:zip,:phone_work,
>               :phone_home,:phone_fax,:email,date('now'),
>               :billing_terms,
>               :confirmation_method);

Xou can even add indicators like in 

... values (:id,:name_first, :name_middle:nm_ind, :name_last, ...

If nm_ind is set to -1 the name_middle entry will be set to NULL.

> The author of the code is very responsive to few problem reports I have
> sent him and has sent patches, or workarounds to me usually within 24
> hours.

Glad I can help. :-)

> In the few cases you can't figure out a way to make something happen using
> ecpg I believe you can mix the libpg and ecpg code in the same program.
> The only place I could see a need for this is when you'd need the
> functionality given by Pro*C's Dynamic SQL which ecpg doesn't yet support,
> but I think its in the works.

It is. In fact I already submitted a patch for the PREPARE and EXECUTE
commands. James, if you'd like to test this I can send you the source until
it makes its way into CVS.

Michael
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