[Zope-DB] dynamic SQL

Charlie Clark charlie at begeistert.org
Wed Oct 8 14:19:15 EDT 2003

Jason LeMonier wrote:

> Hey all,
> i can appreciate not wanting to leave wide-open sql calls,
> but when it comes to dynamic queries ...
> we usually just need to change the where clause.
> That way you're restricting the query to: "select * from x where "
> so your database is not at risk.

well you can still do this using parameters with some degree of security.

SELECT * from <dtml-var table> WHERE <dtml-var variable1> = <dtml-sqlvar 
  variable2 type="int">

This is okay for well-defined situations - where you have several tables 
with the same structure.

Likewise using <dtml-if> for additional conditions.

Of course, DTML is nothing like as easy to use for more complex 
situations than Python. It should become natural to know when you need 
to break things out into some PythonScripts with a collection of SQL 


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