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BUG #3106: A problem with escaping table name pattern for DatabaseMetaData.getColumns()

From: "Valery Meshkov" <meshok2001-news(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: BUG #3106: A problem with escaping table name pattern for DatabaseMetaData.getColumns()
Date: 2007-03-04 19:00:08
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The following bug has been logged online:

Bug reference:      3106
Logged by:          Valery Meshkov
Email address:      meshok2001-news(at)yahoo(dot)com
PostgreSQL version: 8.2.3
Operating system:   Windows
Description:        A problem with escaping table name pattern for

I am seeing a problem in the JDBC driver postgresql-8.2-504.jdbc3.jar with
getting columns of the table 'A_B'.  I am escaping  '_'  with the escape
value returned by DatabaseMetaData.getSearchStringEscape(), which in my case
is "\\\\"  (standard_conforming_strings is off).  When I pass the resulting
table name 'A\\_B' to DatabaseMetaData.getColumns() the number of
backslashes doubles again, resulting in 4 backslashes in the select

SELECT n.nspname,c.relname,a.attname,a.atttypid,a.attnotnull,a.atttypmod,
FROM pg_catalog.pg_namespace n  JOIN pg_catalog.pg_class c ON
(c.relnamespace = n.oid)
JOIN pg_catalog.pg_attribute a ON (a.attrelid=c.oid)
LEFT JOIN pg_catalog.pg_attrdef def ON (a.attrelid=def.adrelid AND a.attnum
= def.adnum)
LEFT JOIN pg_catalog.pg_description dsc ON (c.oid=dsc.objoid AND a.attnum =
LEFT JOIN pg_catalog.pg_class dc ON (dc.oid=dsc.classoid AND
LEFT JOIN pg_catalog.pg_namespace dn ON (dc.relnamespace=dn.oid AND
dn.nspname='pg_catalog')  WHERE a.attnum > 0 AND NOT a.attisdropped  AND
c.relname LIKE 'A\\\\_B'  ORDER BY nspname,relname,attnum

With this select no columns are found.  If I change the escape string in the
debugger to have just one backslash ("\\") everything works fine.  It is
also working with the 8.1-404 driver.


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