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SQLite3Stmt::execute

(PHP 5 >= 5.3.0, PHP 7)

SQLite3Stmt::executeExecutes a prepared statement and returns a result set object

Description

public SQLite3Result SQLite3Stmt::execute ( void )

Executes a prepared statement and returns a result set object.

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Values

Returns an SQLite3Result object on successful execution of the prepared statement, FALSE on failure.

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4 months ago
There's currently an issue in the SQLite3 PHP binding (not SQLite3 itself) that causes all queries to be executed twice. It has apparently existed for quite a while.

See here for more info: https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=64531

Before discovering the above, I posted this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/36617708/odd-behavior-with-sqlite3-non-select-prepared-transactions-and-fetcharray (includes copy-paste bug demo)

Workaround: I strongly recommend wrapping any code that might run fetchArray() on non-SELECT query results inside a numColumns() check, like this:

<?php

$op
= $db->prepare(...);

$r = $op->execute(); // query #1

if ($r->numColumns()) { // returns column count, here being used as true/false test
 
while ($row = $r->fetchArray(SQLITE3_ASSOC)) { // query #2
    // your code here
 
}
}

?>

To clarify:

- Query #1 is where the SQLite3 query is executed the first time, query #2 is where the query is executed again. Yes, *everything* is executed twice; this is the bug.

- If your code will only read from and not alter the database (so, a SELECT that won't cause database-altering triggers to run, for example), you're fine. Your query runs twice but it doesn't alter the result.

- If your code will write to the database - for example an INSERT - you MUST not run fetchArray() (and execute the query again) if the number of columns is zero.

- It's not documented in the manual but over here -http://php.net/manual/en/book.sqlite3.php#113144 - user 'bohwaz' mentions that there's also a SQLite3Stmt::readOnly() function since PHP 5.3.11 which will tell you if you just wrote to the DB. This is currently undocumented but might be a more appropriate alternative to numColumns() (I'm not sure what it does, it might be the same).

You might prefer PDO for higher-volume work with SQLite3. This binding is ironically lighter-weight and provides direct access to some SQLite3-specific primitives and behavior... but it runs all queries twice.

[[Note to moderators (this section may be deleted once it has been read; I'm also fine with feedback on the following):

- Please don't consider this comment a bug report - I just want others to be aware of this issue so they don't have to bumble around for hours scratching their heads. :P

- As of the submission date of this comment, there's a unapproved diff for this page stuck in DocBook so I can't add something like "due to bug #64531, you are recommended to wrap fetchArray() inside numColumns()...", which I think would carry more weight than this comment until this bug is fixed.]]
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