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Subject Re: Handling SQL Transformer exceptions
Date Mon, 27 Mar 2006 13:54:35 GMT
Hi Oleg,

I don't think that you can call this a 'bug in Cocoon'! Do you really mean 
a Cocoon 2.0 version or just generally version 2 of Cocoon?

It seems you are building a generic DB query tool so I suppose the 
following is not appropriate but I would argue that this is not the 
desired way to use the SQLTransformer since the overall Application design 
should prevent any constraints ever being violated. In my view, such 
Constraints are fundamental rules that are there to define the parameters 
of the system and not just as a last line of defence or for the creation 
of indexes. However,  to handle such Processing Exceptions in Cocoon you 
should take a look at :-

if, of course, you are using Cocoon 2.1.

Hope this helps


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Oleg Konovalov <> 
27/03/2006 14:26
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Handling SQL Transformer exceptions


I am trying to fix the bug in the Cocoon 2.0 application:
- it is not handling exceptions from SQLTransformer in the GUI,
need to show user an error that Insert failed.

Here is an exception we often get:
ERROR   (2006-03-24) 15:29.31:855   [sitemap.transformer.sql] (/myapp) 
Thread-11/SQLTransformer$Query: Caught a SQLException
java.sql.SQLException: ORA-00001: unique constraint (MBRDEV.UKC_ASSOC_COT) 
    at oracle.jdbc.dbaccess.DBError.throwSqlException(

Here is a simplified version of my XSL:
<xsl:template match="/">
        <title><xsl:value-of select='$table'/><xsl:text> 

<xsl:template name='doInsert'>
    <xsl:param name='row'/>
    <xsl:param name='table'/>
            <xsl:text>insert into </xsl:text>
            <xsl:value-of select='$table'/>
    <!-- This is the code I added to handle that exception which is 
supposed to show it to the user -->
    <xsl:if test="count(//sql:error[1]) > 0"> 
        <xsl:call-template name='buildErrorMessage'>
            <xsl:with-param name='row' select='.'/>
            <xsl:with-param name='message'><xsl:text>ERROR: Can not insert 
the row into the database (not recorded)</xsl:text></xsl:with-param>

Am I doing it right and in correct place ("This is the code...") ?

For some reason it doesn't seem to work (maybe that condition is false: 
"count(//sql:error[1]) > 0"  ?)

Sorry for the newbie question. Any help is very appreciated.

Thank you in advance,

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