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pg_query_params

(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0)

pg_query_paramsSubmits a command to the server and waits for the result, with the ability to pass parameters separately from the SQL command text.

Description

resource pg_query_params ([ resource $connection ], string $query , array $params )

Submits a command to the server and waits for the result, with the ability to pass parameters separately from the SQL command text.

pg_query_params() is like pg_query(), but offers additional functionality: parameter values can be specified separately from the command string proper. pg_query_params() is supported only against PostgreSQL 7.4 or higher connections; it will fail when using earlier versions.

If parameters are used, they are referred to in the query string as $1, $2, etc. params specifies the actual values of the parameters. A NULL value in this array means the corresponding parameter is SQL NULL.

The primary advantage of pg_query_params() over pg_query() is that parameter values may be separated from the query string, thus avoiding the need for tedious and error-prone quoting and escaping. Unlike pg_query(), pg_query_params() allows at most one SQL command in the given string. (There can be semicolons in it, but not more than one nonempty command.)

Parameters

connection

PostgreSQL database connection resource. When connection is not present, the default connection is used. The default connection is the last connection made by pg_connect() or pg_pconnect().

query

The parameterized SQL statement. Must contain only a single statement. (multiple statements separated by semi-colons are not allowed.) If any parameters are used, they are referred to as $1, $2, etc.

params

An array of parameter values to substitute for the $1, $2, etc. placeholders in the original prepared query string. The number of elements in the array must match the number of placeholders.

Return Values

A query result resource on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example #1 Using pg_query_params()

<?php
// Connect to a database named "mary"
$dbconn pg_connect("dbname=mary");

// Find all shops named Joe's Widgets.  Note that it is not necessary to
// escape "Joe's Widgets"
$result pg_query_params($dbconn'SELECT * FROM shops WHERE name = $1', array("Joe's Widgets"));

// Compare against just using pg_query
$str pg_escape_string("Joe's Widgets");
$result pg_query($dbconn"SELECT * FROM shops WHERE name = '{$str}'");

?>

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victor dot engmark at terreactive dot ch
2 years ago
You can't run multiple statements with pg_query_params, but you can still have transaction support without falling back to pg_query:

<?php
$connection
= pg_connect("host=127.0.0.1 port=5432 dbname=foo user=bar password=baz");
pg_query($connection, 'DROP TABLE IF EXISTS example');
pg_query($connection, 'CREATE TABLE example (col char(1))');
pg_query($connection, 'INSERT INTO example (col) VALUES (\'a\')');
// 'SELECT col FROM example' in another session returns "a"
pg_query($connection, 'BEGIN');
pg_query_params($connection, 'UPDATE example SET col = $1', array('b'));
// 'SELECT col FROM example' in another session still returns "a"
pg_query_params($connection, 'UPDATE example SET col = $1', array('c'));
// 'SELECT col FROM example' in another session still returns "a"
pg_query($connection, 'COMMIT');
// 'SELECT col FROM example' in another session returns "c"
?>
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ac at esilo dot com
4 years ago
pg_query and pg_query_params can be combined into a single function.  This also removes the need to construct a parameter array for pg_query_params:

<?php
function my_query($conn, $query)
{
  if(
func_num_args() == 2)
    return
pg_query($conn, $query);

 
$args = func_get_args();
 
$params = array_splice($args, 2);
  return
pg_query_params($conn, $query, $params);
}
?>

Usage:

<?php
/* non-parameterized example */
my_query($conn, "SELECT $val1 + $val2");

/* parameterized example */
my_query($conn, "SELECT $1 + $2", $val1, $val2);
?>
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dt309 at f2s dot com
7 years ago
If you need to provide multiple possible values for a field in a select query, then the following will help.

<?php
// Assume that $values[] is an array containing the values you are interested in.
$values = array(1, 4, 5, 8);

// To select a variable number of arguments using pg_query() you can use:
$valuelist = implode(', ', $values);
$query = "SELECT * FROM table1 WHERE col1 IN ($valuelist)";
$result = pg_query($query)
    or die(
pg_last_error());

// You may therefore assume that the following will work.
$query = 'SELECT * FROM table1 WHERE col1 IN ($1)';
$result = pg_query_params($query, array($valuelist))
    or die(
pg_last_error());
// Produces error message: 'ERROR: invalid input syntax for integer'
// It only works when a SINGLE value specified.

// Instead you must use the following approach:
$valuelist = '{' . implode(', ', $values . '}'
$query = 'SELECT * FROM table1 WHERE col1 = ANY ($1)';
$result = pg_query_params($query, array($valuelist));
?>

The error produced in this example is generated by PostGreSQL.

The last method works by creating a SQL array containing the desired values. 'IN (...)' and ' = ANY (...)' are equivalent, but ANY is for working with arrays, and IN is for working with simple lists.
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peter dot kehl+nospam at gmail dot com
1 year ago
Third parameter $params of pg_query_params() ignores nay part of the string values after a zero byte character - PHP "\0" or chr(0). That may be a result of serialize().

See https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=63344
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alec at smecher dot bc dot ca
1 year ago
Note that due to your locale's number formatting settings, you may not be able to pass a numeric value in as a parameter and have it arrive in PostgreSQL still a number.

If your system locale uses "," as a decimal separator, the following will result in a database error:

pg_query_params($conn, 'SELECT $1::numeric', array(3.5));

For this to work, it's necessary to manually convert 3.5 to a string using e.g. number_format.

(I filed this as bug #46408, but apparently it's expected behavior.)
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strata_ranger at hotmail dot com
4 years ago
Regarding boolean values, just typecast them as (integer) when passing them in your query -- '0' and '1' are perfectly acceptable literals for SQL boolean input:

- http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.2/interactive/datatype-boolean.html

It is also safe to write your paramerized query in double-quotes, which allows you to mix constant values and placeholders in your query without having to worry about how whether PHP will attempt to substitute any variables in your parameterized string.

Of course this also means that unlike PHP's double-quoted string syntax, you CAN include literal $1, $2, etc. inside SQL strings, e.g:

<?php
// Works ($1 is a placeholder, $2 is meant literally)
pg_query_params("INSERT INTO foo (col1, col2) VALUES ($1, 'costs $2')", Array($data1));

// Throws an E_WARNING (passing too many parameters)
pg_query_params("INSERT INTO foo (col1, col2) VALUES ($1, 'costs $2')", Array($data1, $data2));
?>
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jsnell at e-normous dot com
6 years ago
When inserting into a pg column of type bool, you cannot supply a PHP type of bool.  You must instead use a string "t" or "f". PHP attempts to change boolean values supplied as parameters to strings, and then attempts to use a blank string for false.

Example of Failure:
pg_query_params('insert into table1 (bool_column) values ($1)', array(false));

Works:
pg_query_params('insert into lookup_permissions (system) values ($1)', array(false ? 't' : 'f'));
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mledford
7 years ago
If you are trying to replicate the function pg_query_params, you might also want to support NULL values. While is_int returns true for a NULL value, the formatting for the SQL.

function pg_query_params( $db, $query, $parameters ) {
    // Escape parameters as required & build parameters for callback function
    global $pg_query_params__parameters;
    foreach( $parameters as $k=>$v ) {
        if ( is_null($v) ) {
            $parameters[$k] = 'NULL';
        } else {
            $parameters[$k] = ( is_int( $v ) ? $v : "'".pg_escape_string( $v )."'" );
        }
    }
    $pg_query_params__parameters = $parameters;
       
    // Call using pg_query
    return pg_query( $db, preg_replace_callback( '/\$([0-9]+)/', 'pg_query_params__callback', $query));
}
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cc+php at c2se dot com
7 years ago
This is a useful function for preventing SQL injection attacks, so, for those of us who are not yet able to upgrade to PHP5.1, here is a replacement function which works similarly on older versions of PHP...

<?php   # Parameterised query implementation for Postgresql and older versions of PHP

       
if( !function_exists( 'pg_query_params' ) ) {

                function
pg_query_params__callback( $at ) {
                        global
$pg_query_params__parameters;
                        return
$pg_query_params__parameters[ $at[1]-1 ];
                }

                function
pg_query_params( $db, $query, $parameters ) {

                       
// Escape parameters as required & build parameters for callback function
                       
global $pg_query_params__parameters;
                        foreach(
$parameters as $k=>$v )
                               
$parameters[$k] = ( is_int( $v ) ? $v : "'".pg_escape_string( $v )."'" );
                       
$pg_query_params__parameters = $parameters;

                       
// Call using pg_query
                       
return pg_query( $db, preg_replace_callback( '/\$([0-9]+)/', 'pg_query_params__callback', $query ) );

                }
        }

       
// Example: pg_query_params( $db_resource, "SELECT * FROM table WHERE col1=$1 AND col2=$2", array( 42, "It's ok" ) );
?>
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travismowens at gmail dot com
3 years ago
Unfortunately the params will not respect string representations of NULL or NOW().  If your code pushes these values, they be considered a string and inserted literally as "NULL" and "NOW()".

Ideally, there should be an additional parameter that you can assign to force this text as pgSQL functions/reserved words and not wrap them up as strings (assuming pgSQL's parameterized queries support this.

This same problem also occurs for comma lists used in "WHERE column IN (1,2,3,4)", params treats "1,2,3,4" as a string, not a list of numbers, and runs it with quotes also.

For debugging, I use this function to simulate params, keep in mind this is not 100% accurate, it only attempts to simulate the actual SQL that param queries create.

<?php
   
function pg_query_params_return_sql($query, $array)
    {
       
$query_parsed = $query;
       
        for (
$a = 0, $b = sizeof($array); $a < $b; $a++)
        {
            if (
is_numeric($array[$a]) )
            {
               
$query_parsed = str_replace(('$'.($a+1)), str_replace("'","''", $array[$a]), $query_parsed );
            }
            else
            {
               
$query_parsed = str_replace(('$'.($a+1)), "'".str_replace("'","''", $array[$a])."'", $query_parsed );
            }
        }
       
        return
$query_parsed;
    }
?>
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