[Monetdb-developers] [Monetdb-sql-checkins] sql/src/backends/monet5 sql.mx, , 1.321, 1.322 sql_scenario.mx, , 1.337, 1.338

Fabian Groffen Fabian.Groffen at cwi.nl
Sat Mar 7 23:43:27 CET 2009

On 07-03-2009 23:27:00 +0100, Stefan de Konink wrote:
> >> mapi_get_last_id is not used in the odbc sources. And Q_UPDATE denotes:
> >>
> >>          case Q_UPDATE:          /* Q_UPDATE */
> >>                  /* result count generating query */
> > 
> > Yes, but for ODBC it was extended also to return the generated number of a
> > sequence (key) as second field.  Last week I implemented the use of this
> > field in JDBC.
> Is it a proprietary extension to the protocol? I have not found any 
> references online to last_id other then the hacks with 
> get_last_row_id(), @@IDENTITY, etc. If you do know a way how to get this 
> value back using standard ODBC functions, my patch can be reverted 
> without a problem. Then I'll just add this native ODBC implementation to 
> phpBB, which especially leaves open place for this function.

The patch might be useful for others in any case.  I'm just suprised to
see ODBC doesn't seem to be able to return the ID in some way or

> > I'm pretty sure the information is already there, and that ODBC should
> > use that information instead of a separate query which is prone to
> > transaction race conditions and more.  I was under the impression the
> > extra information was added because ODBC needed it.
> The question if it will race is only valid if one connection is reused 
> for all ODBC connections, as far as I see now this is not the case. The 
> use of the variable is also something that can be seen as 'stupid'... 
> but I have no desire to defend the current implementation of other 
> convenience functions.

Some "meta-requests" perform queries, which might overwrite your
last-id, or even queries on your own stack that interleave and mess it
up, hence it is safer to use the attached last-id.  However, if there is
no way to get it out of the interface, you're stuck with workarounds, of

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