On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Martijn Tonies wrote:
> > SELECT
> > person.*,place.* as home_*
> > FROM
> > person,place
> > WHERE
> > person.home_id = place.id
> > AND
> > name = 'Joe'
> What if more of your tables have a column "name"?
person.*,place.* as home_*,thing.* as thing_* (etc...)
> > The problem is that I don't want to have to update my queries everytime I
> > add a new column, so I use table_name.* a lot. But then if I ever add a
> Really? That's stupid :-) ... Ask only for the columns you need:
> the rest is increased network traffic.
Well, I am using all that data in my application, but I have divided up the
queries from the presentation so that I can get the data once, and display
it in many ways (or the other way around -- get the data in different ways
and run it through the same display engine).
What I would like to do is add a new column and then be able to access that
data in the display layer, without updating the query. Isn't that what the
* is in sql for?
I have done this in the application layer, by building a big data structure
but that requires a lot of seperate queries, and so has a lot of overhead
when you want the info for 100's of objects at a time.