Library: Database access (OMDB legacy)
Include: omdb.xin

define external function 
   dbStatementStreamingExecute        value      dbStatement statement
                                 with value      dbField     insert-handle
                               record modifiable dbField     record optional


Argument definitions

is a compiled dbStatement object.
is a dbField which will be given as an argument to dbFieldPrepare and dbFieldSink to refer to the current streaming execute operation.
is a shelf of dbField items bound to result set fields.


Use dbStatementStreamingExecute to execute a compiled SQL statement that was produced by the dbStatementCompile function. This function provides a much more efficient manner of streaming large amounts of data into a database than dbStatementExecute. Each parameter in the compiled statement is streamed in individually and thus does not require being entirely read into memory beforehand.


You must include the following line at the beginning of your OmniMark program:

  include "omdb.xin"

The dbDatabase object supplied when the statement was compiled must be open (else external exception OMDB101).

The dbStatement object statement must be open (else external exception OMDB704).

Any previous streaming execute on the supplied dbStatement object must have already been completed (else external exception OMDB710).

If the dbStatement object is a compiled query, it requires the dbField shelf argument record to receive the results (else external exception OMDB704). The members of the dbField shelf cannot be accessed until the streaming execute operation has completed (else external exception OMDB205).

Usage Notes

Note that the order in which the parameters are requested depends on the database driver. When dbFieldPrepare returns true (indicating that there is another parameter to be streamed in), the key of the insert-handle object is set to the number of the parameter to be inserted. The leftmost parameter in the compiled statement is parameter "1", the second is parameter "2", and so on.

To make use of dbStatementStreamingExecute, a program needs to resemble the following once the SQL statement has been compiled:

  local dbStatement stmt
  local dbField insert-handle
  local dbField out-vals variable
  local stream in-stream
  .  .  .
  dbStatementStreamingExecute stmt with insert-handle record out-vals
        unless dbFieldPrepare insert-handle
     open in-stream as dbFieldSink insert-handle
     do select key of insert-handle
     case 1
        ; output data to in-stream
     case 2
        ; output data to in-stream
        ; ...
     close in-stream
  ; Now 'out-vals' can be accessed

If the parameter you are currently streaming in is a date or time parameter, you must express it in the OmniMark Date and Time library format.

To pass in a NULL value for a parameter, either do not call dbFieldSink for that parameter, or do not write any data to the external output returned from dbFieldSink. The one exception is that when using LOB parameters with the OCI interface, an empty LOB will be inserted instead of a NULL value.

Database Interface Notes

ODBC - support for streaming data into LONG fields depends on the ODBC driver and the destination database.


Insert a date, a NULL, and a large binary file into an Oracle 11g (or newer) database using the OCI interface.

  include "omdb.xin"
     local dbDatabase  db
     local dbStatement stmt
     local dbField     insert-handle
     local stream      param-input
     local integer     param-types variable initial-size 0
     set db to dbOpenOCI11g "MyDatabaseServer" user "charley" password "chaplin"
     ; OCI interface requires that types be specified for compiled statements
     set new param-types{"DATEFIELD"} to DB_DATETIME
     set new param-types{"TEXTFIELD"} to DB_TEXT
     set new param-types{"BLOBFIELD"} to DB_BLOB
     set stmt to dbStatementCompile db SQL "insert into MyTable values (:1, :2, :3)" types param-types
     dbStatementStreamingExecute stmt with insert-handle
           unless dbFieldPrepare insert-handle
        open param-input as dbFieldSink insert-handle
        using output as param-input
        do select key of insert-handle
        case 1
           output "19990830161027-0500"
        ; Skip parameter "2" so that NULL is inserted
        case 3
           output binary-mode file "mylargefile.bin"
        close param-input