[fdo-users] Re: SL-King SpatiaLite FDO Provider - cannot create multiple tables

Ryan Proulx ryan.proulx at safe.com
Thu Mar 24 11:46:56 EDT 2011

Attempts to simply set the SupportsSchemaModification to false resulted in
other undesirable exceptions when dropping tables, though now that we have
disabled 'drop table' support anyway this could be a temporary work around
for others.

The evaluation of the feature class element state as noted for both addition
and deletion would be a great addition. The noticed that the PostGIS
provider for example provides a nice logical layout.

If we could call the applySchema once for each newly added table and in the
provider only conditionally execute the existing create table code based on
added elements, both added and dropped states are already set by the caller,
then the current work around in our code could be discarded. The next step
would be to implement dropping tables using the same state mechanism.


On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 1:49 AM, Haris Kurtagic <haris at sl-king.com> wrote:

> Hi Ryan,
> Thank you for your emails and well described problems.
> I believe your approach is ok. I could quickly either set capability
> SupportsSchemaModification to false or I could check for "added flag"
> for classes in schema and create only those.
> It still wouldn't be full SupportsSchemaModification but could help at
> least with most common case of adding new table.
> Haris
> On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 7:29 PM, Ryan Proulx <ryan.proulx at safe.com> wrote:
> > Perhaps this is not quite the right forum, but despite being successful
> > using the new SL-King SpatiaLite FDO Provider (version 0.1.2 as made
> > available here) to read from SpatiaLite databases we have encountered a
> few
> > issues writing to SpatiaLite.
> >
> > One of the primary issues in using this provider is that we were unable
> to
> > write to more than one table to a schema. An SQL error is raised when
> > attempting to create the second table indicating that the first table
> > already exists. In this example creating two identical tables named
> 'states'
> > and 'states2' respectively the 'states' table is written correctly first
> and
> > then the following exception is thrown for the second time we apply
> schema
> > for the 'states2' table:
> >
> > 'class FdoException exception: Error prepare statement 'CREATE TABLE
> states
> > PRIMARY KEY ( PRIMARYINDEX ) ) ,! sqlite_error='table states already
> exists'
> >
> > It appears that though the provider claims 'SupportsSchemaModification',
> all
> > features for a schema are expected to be provided at once as it attempts
> an
> > SQL create table statement for each table currently in the schema.
> > Thus, if a schema is built up and applied one table at a time, as we do
> in
> > our application, the above error results. Similarly there is no support
> for
> > dropping tables when they are removed from the schema.
> >
> > Is this the wrong approach (it does seem to work nicely in other
> providers)?
> > Is this planned on being fixed soon?
> >
> > For now we have coded around the creation issue but have had to disable
> > table dropping.
> >
> > Thanks
> > ryan
> >
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