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Allegro CL version 10.0
Unrevised from 9.0 to 10.0.
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Arguments: cols-and-vals &key table db showsql on-dup-keys

insert-db is a macro that creates an sql statement to insert a row into a table.

db should be a mysql object returned by connect. The value of *mysql* is a suitable value (and the default).

table specifies the table in the database into which the new row will be inserted. There is no meaningful default: you must specify a string naming a table as the value.

If showsql is specified true, the generated sql statement will be printed.

cols-and-vals specifies the columns and values. It looks like a let binding list:

The value of on-dup-keys has the same form as cols-and-vals and specifies which columns should be set to which values if the insert tries to insert a row with the same values in key columns as an existing row. Using this argument will save you the trouble of checking if a row exists and then either doing an insert or an update based on what you found.

cl-user(62): (insert-db ((val 20) 
                         (sq 400)) 
                        :table "square" 
                        :showsql t)
sql: (format nil "insert into square(val,sq) values(~a,~a)" 20 400)

If you are inserting a string or blob value you should specify a third value of :text in the cols-and-vals list.

cl-user(63): (sql "create table atext(ttt text)")
cl-user(64): (insert-db ((ttt "foo" :text)) :table "atext")

If you do not specify :text and and the value to be stored in the column is a string then the string is put in the sql statement verbatim. This is useful to store the value of mysql built-in functions.

cl-user(67): (insert-db ((val "now()") 
                         (sq "now()*now()")) 
                        :table "square")

See mysql.htm for information on the Allegro MySQL facility.

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Documentation for Allegro CL version 10.0. This page was not revised from the 9.0 page.
Created 2015.5.21.

Allegro CL version 10.0
Unrevised from 9.0 to 10.0.
9.0 version