Re: how to get data from database as string

How can i read a cell from database and retrieve as a string in ruby
with OCI8?

There are working examples in the documentation at
http://ruby-oci8.rubyforge.org/

Click on “ruby-oci8 API” on the left-hand side, e.g. to get to
http://ruby-oci8.rubyforge.org/en/api_OCI8Cursor.html#l9

Basically you need to call fetch or fetch_hash on your cursor to get the
results from the select statement.

Alternatively, if you call exec() directly on the OCI8 object, you can
pass
a block. The one-liner example on the front page demonstrates this:

OCI8.new(‘scott’, ‘tiger’).exec(‘select * from emp’) do |r| puts
r.join(’,’); end

HTH,

Brian.

Thank you for your response, Brian. Actually what i am trying to do is
that use the string value I get from DB as an argument in another
statement. eg:

    conn = OCI8.new('user', 'pwd', 'testingDB.com')
    cursor=conn.exec("Select name
                From empl
                Where ssn=123456789)
    while r = cursor.fetch()
        r
    end
    cursor.close
    conn.logoff

    myLogin1 = Login.new
    myLogin1.setup("http://www.testing.com/", *****, "pwd")

***** this is where i want to put the string value from DB. That’s
supposed to be a user name. How could i do that? I have spent so much
time on it. Could anyone help?

Thanks,
Maung

Brian C. wrote:

How can i read a cell from database and retrieve as a string in ruby
with OCI8?

There are working examples in the documentation at
http://ruby-oci8.rubyforge.org/

Click on “ruby-oci8 API” on the left-hand side, e.g. to get to
http://ruby-oci8.rubyforge.org/en/api_OCI8Cursor.html#l9

Basically you need to call fetch or fetch_hash on your cursor to get the
results from the select statement.

Alternatively, if you call exec() directly on the OCI8 object, you can
pass
a block. The one-liner example on the front page demonstrates this:

OCI8.new(‘scott’, ‘tiger’).exec(‘select * from emp’) do |r| puts
r.join(’,’); end

HTH,

Brian.

Thank you for your response, Brian. Actually what i am trying to do is
that use the string value I get from DB as an argument in another
statement. eg:

    conn = OCI8.new('user', 'pwd', 'testingDB.com')
    cursor=conn.exec("Select name
                From empl
                Where ssn=123456789")
      r = cursor.fetch    # fetch just one row
    cursor.close
    conn.logoff

    myLogin1 = Login.new
      myLogin1.setup("http://www.testing.com/", r[0], "pwd")

That’s one solution. Useful for debugging is ‘puts r.inspect’, or ‘p r’
for
short, to see what r actually contains.

Or you might write:

      cursor = conn.exec("Select username, password from foo where 

id=1234")
username, password = *cursor.fetch
cursor.close
myLogin1.setup(“http://www.testing.com/”, username, password)

Or:

      cursor = conn.exec("Select username, password from foo where 

id=1234")
row = cursor.fetch_hash
cursor.close
myLogin1.setup(“http://www.testing.com/”, row[‘USERNAME’],
row[‘PASSWORD’])

Brian.

What about if I want to fetch multiple rows? Any suggestion would be
greatly appreciated.

maung

Brian C. wrote:
cursor = conn.exec("Select username, password from foo where

id=1234")
row = cursor.fetch_hash
cursor.close
myLogin1.setup(“http://www.testing.com/”, row[‘USERNAME’],
row[‘PASSWORD’])

Brian.

Dear Maung,

I haven’t worked with OCI8, so this is just general
guessing ;).
Can’t you write a method that will extract the username
like this:

class OCI8
def initialize(user,some_other_data)
@user=user
# …
@passwd=some_other_data
end
def return_user
@user
end
end

i_my_self=OCI8.new(‘axel’,‘abracadabra’)

p i_my_self.return_user => ‘axel’ ,

you could then use that method to retrieve the username
anywhere you need it.
I think this should be available somewhere already,
so if you try:

p i_my_self.methods.sort

you might find it.

Best regards,

Axel

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