hi all , i'm quite new to this mailing list

i d like you to test with lowercase object names in Oracle
but i don't recommend to use it in general
for example

(1)  create table test1 ( b number ) ;
is different from
(2)  create table "test1" ( "a" number ) ;
 in oracle , if you don't quote your object names in oracle they will always be 

desc test1 only works for (1)

desc "test1" works for (2)

case (2) will have all objects in lowercase ( table and column name )
  and in sqlplus MUST be enclosed with "

>               Francois RENAULT
>               DBA Oracle
>                  e-TF1 Technologie 

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Manuel Lemos [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Envoyé : samedi 5 juillet 2003 04:24
Objet : [PHP-DB] Re: OCI_ASSOC returns key with upper case string


On 07/04/2003 08:38 PM, Reuben D. Budiardja wrote:
> First let me say that I am not sure if this is PHP problem or Oracle. I posted 
> this earlier in php-general, but after looking at the available mailing lists 
> again, I thought this forum would be more appropriate. Sorry if someone get 
> double post. 
> I have a class that contains API for using postgresql, mysql, or oracle 
> database so switching database should be "in theory" just changing an 
> argument for me. 
> To make this sort, let just say that the return of a SELECT statement is 
> always in associative array, using either :
> "pg_fetch_assoc" for pgsql
> "mysql_fetch_assoc" for mysql
> "ocifetchinto" with OCI_ASSOC flag for Oracle 9
> Now, pg_fetch_assoc and mysql_fetch_assoc return the associate array with the 
> key in lower case. But ocifetchinto returns the key in UPPER case. So this 
> discrepancy makes my code not as portable as I would like it. 
> Furthermore, the example here:
> http://us2.php.net/manual/en/function.ocifetchinto.php
> doesn't even work, because it uses lower case as the associative array key.
> Why is this the case? Is this PHP problem or Oracle config problem? Either 
> way, can anyone suggest a solutions? Of course I can do all kind of array 
> manipulation in my API to make the key lower case, but that wouldn't be very 
> elegant and efficient

No, that is just the way Oracle returns column names. It is not possible 
to provide a portable solution to return row in associative arrays 
because not only the column names case may be mapped, removed the table 
names or even have the column names truncated.

That is the reason why Metabase never provided a function to return rows 
as associative arrays, as Metabase is focused on real database 
application portability.



Manuel Lemos

Free ready to use OOP components written in PHP

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