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Re: [INTERFACES] Questions about pq library and ecpg

From: Herouth Maoz <herouth(at)oumail(dot)openu(dot)ac(dot)il>
To: ua01020(at)flashnet(dot)it, pgsql-interfaces(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [INTERFACES] Questions about pq library and ecpg
Date: 1999-03-28 16:37:28
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At 16:43 +0200 on 27/03/1999, Antonello De Santis wrote:

> strcpy(str, 'table');
> result=PQexec(conn, "insert into str values('Rome', 10)");
> I guess a code like the above one would not give the expected result..... Is
> there a way to work that out?
> I'm trying to use the ecpg preprocessor to pass arguments of a query in
> variables, but I get a few errors....

IMO, this is too dynamic for ecpg. That is, last time I messed around with
embedded SQL, the format you presented could be used only to substitute
data values, not parts of the query like the name of a table or a field.

It can easily be done with libpq, though. Instead of what you wrote above,
you simply have to build the query correctly:

strcpy( str, 'table_name' );

sprintf( query, "INSERT INTO %s VALUES ('%s', %d)", str, "Rome", 10 );

result = PQexec( conn, query );


After the sprintf, the variable query (make sure you allocate enough
memory) will contain "INSERT INTO table_name VALUES ('Rome', 10)".


Herouth Maoz, Internet developer.
Open University of Israel - Telem project

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