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Author amaury.forgeotdarc
Recipients amaury.forgeotdarc, rhettinger
Date 2012-04-19.07:42:07
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I agree this would be very handy, but the database engines I know which accept "bind variables" (Oracle, MySQL, JDBC) only accept simple types.
So to handle ?? it would be necessary to modify the SQL statement passed to the database server: "name in (?, ?, ?)".

This has some drawbacks IMO:
- One advantage of bind variables is that the SQL server sees the same statement for different invocations of execute() and thus can reuse computed data (parsed query, execution plan, etc) .  The "??" placeholder would silently kill this optimization.
- cursor.executemany() would have to format and pass a different statement for each row, which would break the implementations that prepare the statement once and pass all the rows in a single call.
- cx_Oracle has a cursor.prepare(stmt) function which explicitly exposes the above mechanism; it could not work with "??".

Yes, the IN operator in SQL is difficult to address.  I've tried several approaches to this, one of them was to create a temporary table and joint it in the main query...
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2012-04-19 07:42:07amaury.forgeotdarclinkissue14619 messages
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