Am Donnerstag, den 07.04.2005, 04:10 -0700 schrieb prabuddha ray: > from a newbie, > i've this ZSQLmethod returning me a string only. how do i > store it a var in my python script. > eg., userlevel = container.getUserLevel(uname=user) > > when i print it using html_quote as : > print "(%s)" % html_quote(userlevel) > return printed > output is : > (<Shared.DC.ZRDB.Results.Results instance at 0x41dd966c>) > > please help.
Well, ZSQL Methods always return result sets, never strings. The restult set is an object which works similar to a list with result objects, each result object having attributes which correspond to column names of your query. The result objects have a method dictionaries() which in fact return the data as regular list with dictionaries for the rows (easier to look at if you see their string representation) so what you probably want goes like this: result=container.getUserLevel(uname=user) if result: userlevel=result.userlevel else: userlevel=somedefault # or raise error or whatnot the "if result:" idiom handles the fact the query might not return any result. It is true however if you get at least one row. result addresses the very first row of the result - which must exist in a non empty result set. HTH Tino _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )