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From Kristian Waagan <Kristian.Waa...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (DERBY-1286) Fill in Clob methods required for JDBC3 compliance
Date Tue, 30 May 2006 09:20:25 GMT
Lance J. Andersen wrote:
> This is what we discussed in the EG and agreed to in this regards
> 
> consider a Clob, aClob,  containing the following value for each
> setString() invocation below.

I tried doing this in Derby, and I do see the behavior Dan pointed out 
in his mail (see below).

> 
> ABCDEFG
> 
> 
>         *A. aClob.setString(2, "XX") *
> 
> Result:   AXXDEFG

Derby: AXX

> 
> 
>         *B. aClob.setString(1, "XX") *
> 
> Result:  XXCDEFG

Derby: XX

>  
> 
> 
>         *C. aClob.setString(8, "XX") *
> 
> 
> Result:  ABCDEFGXX

Derby: ABCDEFGXX

> 
> 
>         *D. aClob.setString(7, "XX") *
> 
> 
> Result:  ABCDEFXX

Derby: ABCDEFXX

> 
> 
>         *E. aClob.setString(9, "XX)*
> 
> Where we are:
> 
> We agreed that we all felt the correct behavior is to return a 
> SQLException.

Derby: SQLException

So, Derby truncates the clob after the last inserted character (if there 
is more left of the original clob).
Has a Jira been entered for this?
If not, should we declare this a bug?

I also took a quick look at Blob.setBytes in the client driver. I think 
it has the same behavior as Clob.setString. Is this a bug as well?



--
Kristian

> 
> 
> 
> Daniel John Debrunner (JIRA) wrote:
>>     [ http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1286?page=comments#action_12378987
] 
>>
>> Daniel John Debrunner commented on DERBY-1286:
>> ----------------------------------------------
>>
>> Is there a good definition in the specification as to how the Clob.setXXX methods
are defined to work? Section 16.3.3. of JDBC 3.0 has wording that is pretty vague. The javadoc
for these methods doesn't help much either. (Similar concern for Blob.setXXX)
>>
>> Q1 - I can think of three possible implementations for the setXXX methods:
>>      A) Overwite any existing data from the passed in position
>>      B) Replace the data from passed in position onwards
>>      C) Insert the data into the value at the position
>>
>> For example, with an existing Clob with value "To be or not to be", and calling setString(7,
"is all") I can see getting:
>>
>>   A)   "To be is all to be"
>>   B)   "To be is all"
>>   C)  "To be is allor not to be"
>>
>> From a quick check of the (ugly, see DERBY-684) client code, I think it implements
B.
>>
>> Q2 -  is that if I call setXXXStream() but never write to the stream, is the value
modified?
>> What if the stream is written to with 0 bytes/characters?
>> If the defined behaviour above is B) then there's a case to be made that it should
be truncated to length matching the passed in position.
>>   
> If you do not write, there are not changes, the offset is just a 
> positioning.
>> Q3 - setString returns the number of characters written, is that allowed to be different
to the number of characters that are requested to be written? Like OutputStream.writr(byte[])?
>>   
> vendors did not have an easy answer on when/if the number written/would 
> differ, so i would say this is implementations specific.
>> Sorry if these answers are obvious.
>>
>> BTW - there is a bug in the javadoc for Clob.truncate() that indicates for the parameter
that the truncation is in bytes. The overview of the method indicates correctly it is in characters.
This still seems to be an issue in JDBC 4.
>>   
> fixed thanks
>>   
>>> Fill in Clob methods required for JDBC3 compliance
>>> --------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>>          Key: DERBY-1286
>>>          URL: http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-1286
>>>      Project: Derby
>>>         Type: Improvement
>>>     
>>
>>   
>>>   Components: JDBC
>>>     Versions: 10.2.0.0
>>>     Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>>>      Fix For: 10.2.0.0
>>>     
>>
>>   
>>> Fill in Clob methods which we need to be JDBC3-compliant:
>>> - The following java.sql.CallableStatement methods:
>>>   * getClob(int)
>>> - The following java.sql.ResultSet methods:
>>>   * updateClob(int,java.sql.Clob)
>>>   * updateClob(java.lang.String,java.sql.Clob)
>>> - The following java.sql.Clob methods:
>>>   * setString(long,java.lang.String)
>>>   * setString(long,java.lang.String,int,int)
>>>   * setAsciiStream(long)
>>>   * getCharacterStream(long,long)
>>>   * setCharacterStream(long)
>>>   * truncate(long)
>>>     
>>
>>   


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