I’m currently running a little database analysis to see how many of our users might be affected by Gawker’s breach of security the other week. Since we use Zend Framework,
Zend_Db is our weapon of choice.
Running the queries I noticed, that
Zend_Db doesn’t seem to support an IN-clause with a straight
IN-clause is only supported when I wrap my statement with
Zend_Db_Select, which is something I rarely do. Part of the reason is that I still don’t feel comfortable writing my SQL in a DSL which doesn’t really do anything besides wrapping a string into an object and IMHO it doesn’t add to readability either.
And the other reason is that I don’t plan to run this import against any other database than MySQL. Which is why I don’t see the need for abstraction either.
The following code fails:
My solution is simple:
I’m expanding a single
? to as many
?’s as necessary. The reason why I did this, is that I wanted to be able to use
Zend_Db’s quoting. The data I’m dealing with is really messy and I didn’t feel like repairing it.
Of course there may be other and maybe more simple ways to do it.
That’s all, happy hacking.
(Update, 2010/12/19 10:05 PM: Refined my example. Apparently people don’t read the text (= blog post) around the code. :-))