Re: [gnome-db] Re: libgda .... Re: GnuCash page on GO site

On Sun, 2004-03-07 at 21:47 +1300, Dru wrote:

> Linas Vepstas wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 04, 2004 at 07:00:10PM +0100, Rodrigo Moya was heard to remark:
> > 
> >>On Thu, 2004-03-04 at 11:11 -0600, Linas Vepstas wrote:
> >>
> >>>The API that we use for database acesss is "QOF". 
> >>>
> >>
> >>yes, but then, QOF, what does it use to directly access the DB? native
> >>postgres/mysql libraries? odbc?
> > 
> > 
> > Yes. The xml data access is through a stack-based progressive scanner
> > build on top of libxml.  Its overkill for out needs, it was 
> > really meant for xml-rpc-like parsing which is how we were going
> > to make QOF be network-distributed. 
> > 
> > We don't support mysql because mysql doesn't have the features
> > that we need.  
> > 
> > ODBC was designed by a moron who doesn't know C programming.
> > ODBC is a great example of how not to design an API.
> > 
> > is great for low-level bits-n-bytes access 
> > to sql db's.  Its easy-to-use, small, fast, well-designed.  
> > A great example of how to design a low-level API correctly.  
> > 
> > If libgda is using native postgres/mysql api's for its server
> > providers, you might want to look at using libdbi if you haven't 
> > done so.  It does everything the native libpg does, and it has 
> > drivers for other sql db's too.  I dunno, I have not really used
> > libdbi extensively yet, it may have faults I haven't discovered.
> > 
> > --linas
> > 
> libdbi is missing same features as libgda. ie. getting last id of 
> inserted record and been able to get detailed field attributes.

right, getting the last insert_id is missing. It should be possible
though, when working with models in libgda 1.2, to get it, since the row
will be added to the model and then you can access the field in the
newly inserted row.

Won't work if you're just issuing a INSERT command, so we should
probably add it. Could you please add a bug to I'll
take care of it for libgda 1.2 ASAP.


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