I'm sorry to tell you, but what a database is supposed to do is to return data based on syntactically and semantically valid queries. This means that even if you have an extremely stupid but valid query, it should execute. One thing to do is to impose some well defined server limitations, which should be well documented, but when the server crashes randomly, there's a problem.

Regards,
Robert

derby@segel.com wrote:

Ok.

Sigh.

 

It’s early in the morning and I haven’t had my first cup of coffee.

 

If we were in the same office, I’d roll up the C section of the WSJ and politely bop you on the head saying “Bad boy! Bad boy! Did you do this?”

 

This is yet another example of a maxim :

“Just because you can write code that is syntactically correct, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.”

 

Now I realize that you’re writing a unit test case, but what would be the *USE CASE*  that would cause this type of query to be written?

Of course I’m assuming that you’re testing a section of code that is dynamically written.

 

If the numbers are static, then you should be able to write a fact table and then write a sub query for the NOT IN clause.

 

If the values are in a range, or a set of ranges you can use the ‘<’ or ‘>’ comparators. (Not to mention the combination with the ‘=’ too. ;-)

 

If this is more than just a “hypothetical” possibility, then I’d go back to the developer and tell them to think more about what it is they are doing and write better code.

 

I believe that there is a problem with how derby handles the IN clause, but this goes beyond that.

 

Sorry, HTH

 

 


From: Robert Enyedi [mailto:robert.enyedi@intland.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 15, 2006 2:47 AM
To: Derby Discussion
Subject: Re: Large IN clause produces server error

 

The query from the attached log file is:

UPDATE task_config_permission SET default_value=NULL
WHERE task_type_id IN (SELECT id FROM task_type WHERE proj_id=?)
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1792,1793,1794,1795,1796,17
97,1798,1799) AND label_id IN(5,32)

I'm not saying that this is efficient. This is a unit test which takes things a little bit to the extreme, but nevertheless this scenario might happen. Altering the query and the logic behind it is not really an option at this point so I would be more interested, first of all, for the query not to fail. Please note that the query does not fail on MySQL 4.1 and Oracle 10.

Regards,
Robert

Michael Segel wrote:

Can you provide the query?
1800 items in an IN clause? 
That doesn't sound right or efficient.
 
Why not use a subselect?
 
  
-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Enyedi [mailto:robert.enyedi@intland.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 9:51 AM
To: Derby Discussion
Subject: Large IN clause produces server error
 
In the attached JUnit error log one can see that for an query containing
an IN clause with 1800 items, Derby generates the following error:
 
java.sql.SQLException: Statement too complex. Try rewriting the query to
remove complexity. Eliminating many duplicate expressions or breaking up
the query and storing interim results in a temporary table can often
help resolve this error. SQLSTATE: XBCM4: Java class file format
limit(s) exceeded: method:e4 code_length (134022 > 65535) in generated
class org.apache.derby.exe.ac8dd747d7x010exe6b4x4757x0000000d8160183.
 
If rewriting the query is not an option, what alternatives are there to
overcome this limitation?
 
Regards,
Robert