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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@debrunners.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Updated: (DERBY-231) "FOR UPDATE" required for updatable result set to work
Date Thu, 03 Nov 2005 21:31:19 GMT
Andreas Korneliussen wrote:
> Daniel John Debrunner wrote:

>> Though maybe the patch does allow positioned updates on 'SELECT * FROM
>> T' if the JDBC result set is updateable? If that's the case, then some
>> additional tests should be added.
>>
> 
> The patch does allow positioned updates on 'SELECT * FROM T' if the
> concurrency mode is set to CONCUR_UPDATABLE
> 
> This is tested implicitly by the fact that the JDBC driver uses
> positioned updates when doing updateRow(). It produces statements like:
> "update table T set ... where current of SQLCUR0".  Positioned updates
> is therefore tested in the jdbc/updateableResultSet.java test.

Implicit testing is not ideal. This means we are testing a user visible
feature only through a specific implementation. If someone improved the
JDBC updateable result set implementation to not use positioned updates
or deletes then unless more testing was added we would have a testing hole.

Dan.



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