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From Dan Bradley <debrad...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Changing a sqlMap dynamically?
Date Wed, 12 Oct 2005 17:21:21 GMT
Are you suggesting that, using Larry's synax:

<select id="getWhatever" resultClass="java.util.HashMap" remapResults="true">

>From Java I could do something like:

Map result = select("getWhatever", "SELECT * FROM "+tablename);
Long id = (Long) result.get("id");

If so, I didn't get that (obviously) from the original comment. Also,
I've never run across the $ syntax, which threw me. Does that mean
'include the passed in object as a string'?

One limitation with this approach that springs to mind is that the
resultMap couldn't be dynamically set. An example I'm thinking of -
every DAO I write has a getById(Long id) method which executes a sql
query of get * from table where id=#id#. The only thing that varies
from one entity to the next is the tablename (which could be
dynamically set in the above example) and the result map, which could
not be in this case.

Am I still misunderstanding?


On 10/12/05, Shannon, Bryan <BShannon@tribune.com> wrote:
> It looks like the original response from Larry *is* the way you want to do
> it.
> It is essentially an "on the fly" sql map.  I use this construct in a few
> select cases (searches with arbitrarily complex arguments, etc.)
> I use it basically when I need to write my own SQL, but still have iBatis do
> the black magic of turning rows and ResultSets into actual objects and
> lists.  Works like a charm.  :-)
> You still have to create a map; and give the map a name.  The VALUE that you
> pass into it is SQL code you wrote arbitrarily.
> Even using something like session.select("my arbitrary sql") won't work
> because you'd still have to tell iBatis (somehow) what resultmap/class you
> need to use, etc. etc.
> Hope this helps!
> -Bryan
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Bradley [mailto:debradley@gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2005 12:09 PM
> To: lmeadors@apache.org
> Cc: user-java@ibatis.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Changing a sqlMap dynamically?
> Hi Larry -
> Thanks for the reply, but I think you misunderstood the question. I
> understand that I can put arbitrary SQL into a named select element
> within a sqlMap file. That then gets called, by name, from
> SqlMapExecutor/Session.
> What I'm wondering is if there's either:
> - a way to (essentially) call session.select("my arbitrary sql")
> instead of session.select("namedQuery")
> - or to created new named mappings at runtime such that
> select("namedQuery") is calling a query that doesn't exist in the XML
> file on disk.
> My goal is, if I have 10 entities, and they all have a query that
> looks like "select * from tablename" and the only that that varies is
> the tablename, I'd like to be able to have my Java create that query
> on the fly. I'm looking to build a general framework that handles some
> of the plumbing for me instead of requiring a lot of hand work to be
> done building the XML files.
> Thanks.
> On 10/6/05, Larry Meadors <lmeadors@apache.org> wrote:
> > <select id="getWhatever" resultClass="java.util.HashMap"
> remapResults="true">
> > $whateverSqlYouWant$
> > </select>
> >
> > Larry
> >
> >
> > On 10/6/05, Dan Bradley <debradley@gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Using iBATIS you normally create an XML file with a sqlMap element
> > > that defines SQL queries that can be referenced by name. Is it also
> > > possible to create these queries dynamically, through Java, instead of
> > > hard-coding them all in XML? I'm hoping to build some framework code
> > > that will programatically create some common queries based on the
> > > properties of an object, instead of writing a "getAll" or "getById"
> > > query for every entity which varies only in the table name.
> > >
> > > SqlMapExecutor's query/insert/delete methods require the name of a
> > > mapped statement and don't appear to allow arbitrary SQL. If iBATIS
> > > supports what I'm looking for, where would you hook into the system in
> > > order to create new mappings on the fly?
> > >
> > > Thanks.
> > >
> >

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