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From "Rick Hillegas (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Resolved: (DERBY-3652) Derby does not follow the SQL Standard when trying to map SQL routines to Java methods.
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2009 17:57:56 GMT

     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3652?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel
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Rick Hillegas resolved DERBY-3652.
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    Resolution: Fixed
    Derby Info: [Existing Application Impact, Release Note Needed]  (was: [Release Note Needed,
Existing Application Impact])

Resolving this issue so that it will turn up in filters used to create the 10.5 release notes.
More work still needs to be done in JIRAs linked to this issue.

> Derby does not follow the SQL Standard when trying to map SQL routines to Java methods.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-3652
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-3652
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.5.0.0
>            Reporter: Rick Hillegas
>         Attachments: badsignatures.sql, derby-3652-01-aa-mixTypesOnFirstPass.diff, derby-3652-01-ab-mixTypesOnFirstPass.diff,
derby-3652-01-ac-mixTypesOnFirstPass.diff, derby-3652-01-ad-mixTypesOnFirstPass.diff, derby-3652-02-aa-dontWidenExceptForSmalllint.diff,
derby-3652-02-ab-dontWidenExceptForSmalllint.diff, derby-3652-03-aa-dontWidenSmallint.diff,
derby-3652-03-ab-dontWidenSmallint.diff, derby-3652-04-aa-deprecateJavaRules.diff, derby-3652-05-aa-moreTests.diff,
derby-3652-06-aa-dontWidenString.diff, derby-3652-07-aa-dontWidenBigDecimal.diff, derby-3652-08-aa-dontWidenAtAll.diff,
derby-3652-09-aa-mixedTypes.diff, derby-3652-10-aa-SignatureChecker.diff, derby-3652-11-aa-binaryTests.diff,
derby-3652-12-aa-charAndLongvarchar.diff, derby-3652-13-aa-decimalDateTimeTimestamp.diff,
derby-3652-14-aa-blobClobTests.diff, derby-3652-badmatches.diff, releaseNote.html, SignatureMapping.html,
SignatureMapping.html, SignatureMapping.html, SignatureProblems.java, signatureProblems.sql
>
>
> I have only tested this in the 10.5 trunk. However, I suspect that this affects all previous
releases of Derby as well.
> In resolving method signatures for function/procedure invocations, the SQL standard makes
the following definitions in part 13, section 4.5 (parameter mapping). These definitions,
in turn, refer to tables B-1 and B-3 in JDBC 3.0 Specification, Final Release, October 2001
([JDBC]).
>     * Simply mappable - This refers to the correspondence of SQL and Java types described
in [JDBC] table B-1. This is the table which defines the mapping of SQL types to Java primitives.
>     * Object mappable - This refers to the correspondence of SQL and Java types described
in [JDBC] table B-3. This is the table which defines the mapping of SQL types to Java wrapper
objects.
>     * Output mappable - For OUT and INOUT parameters, this refers to a single element
array whose cell is simply mappable or object mappable. E.g. Integer[] or float[].
>     * Mappable - This means simply, object, or output mappable.
>     * Result set mappable - This means a single element array whose cell is a type which
implements either java.sql.ResultSet or sqlj.runtime.ResultSetIterator.
> Putting all of this together, section 4.5 continues:
>     "A Java method with M parameters is mappable (to SQL) if and only if, for some N,
0 (zero) <= N <= M, the data types of the first N parameters are mappable, the last
M - N parameters are result set mappable, and the result type is either simply mappable, object
mappable, or void."
> Section 8.6 gives more detailed rules, but they are hard to follow. According to section
8.6, when resolving a routine invocation, Derby should expect to find one and only one static
mappable method with the expected external name (Java class + method name).
> I believe that this is a fair description of the rules. This, at least, is what some
other databases appear to do. See, for instance, http://infocenter.sybase.com/help/index.jsp?topic=/com.sybase.help.ase_15.0.java/html/java/java126.htm
and http://www.service-architecture.com/database/articles/mapping_sql_and_java_data_types.html
> We do not have a regression test which verifies that Derby applies the SQL standard resolution
rules. There may be several divergences from the standard. This JIRA is a place to track those
discrepancies. Here is one that I have noticed:
> The following SQL signature
> ( a int ) returns int
> should be mappable to any of the following Java signatures
> public static int f( int a )
> public static int f( Integer a )
> public static Integer f( int a )
> public static Integer f( Integer a )
> However, I observe that Derby is only able to resolve the first and third signatures
(the ones with primitive arguments). I will attach a test case showing this problem.
> I will also attach an html table summarizing the simply and object mappable rules.

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