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Re: [Chicken-users] Awful ($db ...)

From: Mario Domenech Goulart
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] Awful ($db ...)
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2018 17:39:21 +0200


On Sun, 7 Oct 2018 13:20:29 +0200 Peter Bex <address@hidden> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 07, 2018 at 09:08:48PM +1000, David Ireland wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm using the database access in Awful and I'm having the troubles
>> recreating an example in the docs.  After setting up a dummy postgres
>> database I tried this example:
>> ($db "insert into foo (bar, baz) values (?, ?)" values: '("bar-val" 
>> "baz-val"))
>> Which produced this error:
>> <eval>         ($db "insert into foo (bar, baz) values (?, ?)" values:
>> (quote ("bar-val" "baz-val")))       <--
>> Error: (get-last-result) ERROR:  syntax error at or near ","
>> LINE 1: insert into foo (bar, baz) values (?, ?)
> I don't know if Awful does any processing of the SQL string, but if it
> does not, you will need to use the Postgres-native method of passing
> parameterized values, which uses $1, $2 etc placeholders to refer to
> the positional arguments.

Indeed, awful doesn't do anything to the SQL string.  For Postgres, you
have to use Postgres' syntax for placeholders.

All the best.

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