#1543 ✓invalid
Ngure Nyaga

Unable to create stored procedures using Play 2 Evolutions

Reported by Ngure Nyaga | June 1st, 2012 @ 10:17 AM

Framework version: Play 2.0.1
Platform you're using: OpenJDK 1.7.0_03 64 bit on Ubuntu 12.04, Postgresql 9.1

Reproduction steps:

Any useful stored procedure / trigger function etc will include semicolons. Play Evolutions appear to split the SQL in the stored procedure using semicolons. A stored procedure definition that passes through PgAdmin III or psql fails when it is applied via Play 2 evolutions.


This is a sample of a definition that passes via PgAdmin III but fails via the Play 2 evolution:

       master_org_count numeric;
    SELECT count(id) FROM organization WHERE organization_type = ''MASTER'' INTO master_org_count;
    IF (TG_OP = ''UPDATE'') AND (new.organization_type = ''MASTER'') AND (old.organization_type <> ''MASTER'' AND master_org_count > 0) THEN
      RAISE EXCEPTION ''<relevant error message>'';
    END IF;
    IF (TG_OP = ''INSERT'') AND (master_org_count > 0 AND new.organization_type = ''MASTER'') THEN
      RAISE EXCEPTION ''<relevant error message>'';
    END IF;
    ' LANGUAGE plpgsql;

The slightly funny escaped quotes ( '' ) are there because I have not used a dollar quoted string literal for the function body.

This issue has been reported before ( #997 ) but marked as resolved. Looking at https://github.com/playframework/Play20/blob/master/framework/src/p... , ( line ~ 220 )I'd say its not resolved yet.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Nicolas Leroux

    Nicolas Leroux July 3rd, 2012 @ 07:47 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “invalid”

    This is the wrong project.

  • Dirceu Semighini Filho

    Dirceu Semighini Filho November 1st, 2012 @ 03:59 PM

    This issue is happening to me when I try to create a procedure in the postgresql:

    create or replace function completetransfer(group_id bigint) returns integer as '
    to_acc_id bigint;
    amount numeric(10,2);
    has_balance boolean;

    select accountid into to_acc_id from accounttx where groupid=group_id and status_bitmap!=64 and deposit>0;
    select deposit into amount from accounttx where groupid=group_id and status_bitmap!=64 and deposit>0;
    if amount >0 then
        update braspay_accountbalances set balance=balance+amount where accountid=to_acc_id;
        update accounttx set status_bitmap=64 where accountid=to_acc_id and groupid=group_id;
        return 0;
    else return 1;
    end if;

    end; '

    the error seems to be caused by
    s.sql.split(";").map(_.trim).foreach {

    line 232 of

    Is there a chance for this to be fixed?

  • rch850

    rch850 February 6th, 2013 @ 02:10 PM

    http://www.playframework.com/documentation/2.1.0/Evolutions says

    Play splits your .sql files into a series of semicolon-delimited statements
    before executing them one-by-one against the database. So if you need to use
    a semicolon within a statement, escape it by entering ;; instead of ;.
    For example, INSERT INTO punctuation(name, character) VALUES ('semicolon', ';;');.

    So we have to use double semicolons...

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