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Re^3: DBI placeholders for spatial data

by LanX (Sage)
on Jun 26, 2021 at 11:23 UTC ( #11134330=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: DBI placeholders for spatial data
in thread DBI placeholders for spatial data

>    ST_GeomFromText('POINT( ? ? )')

To make my argument clearer: this 'POINT( ? ? )' might look like an SQL function but it's a string which is parsed by ST_GeomFromText() !

Please note the missing commas, too. Function arguments in SQL are comma separated.

The MariaDB documentation calls the argument a WKT with T for Text!

WKT is not SQL, pretty much like SQL is not Perl

Your string passed here to ST_GeomFromText() will always include literal question marks in your example.

There is nothing like ? placeholder handling inside strings in SQL!

The error you get will be along the line "too many arguments for placeholders" because the two ? inside a string are just ignored.

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery

) The Well-Known Text (WKT) representation of Geometry is designed to exchange geometry data in ASCII form


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