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December 9th, 2008, 05:36 PM

I'm trying to string together multiple queries together into one transaction, yet for some reason MySQL is unhappy with the query construct I am putting together.

Here's what I have attempted:

mysqlpp::Connection con;
con.connect(0, server, user, pass);

mysqlpp::Query query = con.query();

query << "BEGIN; ";

query << "INSERT INTO " << table << " VALUES('VTRIX', 'Vanguard International Value Fund', 1500.00, 30.00, '2005-01-01'); "
// ...
<< "INSERT INTO " << table << " VALUES('JORNX', 'Janus Orion Fund', 1500.00, 30.00, '2005-01-01'); ";

query << "COMMIT;";

This is the error I get:

Error: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '; INSERT INTO stocks VALUES('VTRIX', 'Vanguard International Value Fund', 1500.0' at line 1

I've tried running the query without the BEGIN/COMMIT statements, but then I get an error indicating that the second INSERT statement is "wrong".

When I manually issued two insert queries together using the MySQL shell interface, then everything worked fine.

Thus I cannot figure out what is the issue with MySQL++. Can anyone help?

December 9th, 2008, 10:07 PM
I have never used MySQL, but there is a chapter on transactions (http://tangentsoft.net/mysql++/doc/html/userman/tutorial.html#Transaction) in the MySQL++ docs. You don't just concatenate strings and then send one simple query, but rather create a transaction object and execute all separate queries before commiting/rolling back.

This is the same mechanism that is used within Java, if I recall correctly. It's been long since I used both java and MySQL

December 9th, 2008, 10:50 PM
Thanks for the reply. I know/knew from past experience that MySQL++ allowed for multiple queries to be issued. I dug through some old code (two years old) I have to verify this, but alas, what I found won't work because the folks who developed MySQL++ have changed their API.

Doing a little more research, I found that it is still possible to perform multiple queries by setting a particular option with the connection object.

So, should anyone else run into the problem I was having, here is the solution in a nutshell:

mysqlpp::Connection con(db, server, user, pass);

// Set option to allow multiple queries to be issued.
mysqlpp::MultiStatementsOption* opt = new mysqlpp::MultiStatementsOption(true);

// Build either single queries or multiple queries strung together.
mysqlpp::Query query = con.query();

// Issue query

// Do NOT delete 'opt'; it will be destroyed by the 'con' object when it
// falls out of scope.

March 1st, 2011, 01:57 AM
That's the 'table' name you have used in the Mysql script.

It should be in the quotes : 'tablename' ,

try this:

query << "INSERT INTO \' " << table << " \' VALUES('VTRIX' ......

i hope you got the point...

March 1st, 2011, 02:17 AM
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