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sqlite3 views, if not exists clause

I'm running into a problem when trying to create a view in my sqlite
database in python. I think its a bug in the sqlite3 api that comes with
python 2.5.

This works as expected:
conn = sqlite3.connect (':memory:')
conn.execute("c reate table foo (a int,b int)")
conn.execute('c reate view bar as select * from foo')

This fails as expected:
conn = sqlite3.connect (':memory:')
conn.execute("c reate table foo (a int,b int)")
conn.execute('c reate view bar as select * from foo')
conn.execute('c reate view bar as select * from foo')
with exception "sqlite3.Operat ionalError: table bar already exists".
Weird that it fails with TABLE bar already exists, but this is the message
that sqlite actually returns so it is not python's fault.

THIS DOES NOT WORK, but it should!
conn = sqlite3.connect (':memory:')
conn.execute("c reate table foo (a int,b int)")
conn.execute('c reate view if not exists bar as select * from foo')
it fails with exception "sqlite3.Operat ionalError: near "not": syntax error"

Can anyone confirm, or pass this on to the appropriate person?

Nov 14 '06 #1
2 4945
"Josh" wrote:
THIS DOES NOT WORK, but it should!
Python 2.5 was released on September 19th, 2006, and support for CREATE
VIEW IF NOT EXISTS was added to sqlite on October 9th, 2006:



Nov 14 '06 #2
Fredrik Lundh wrote:
"Josh" wrote:
>THIS DOES NOT WORK, but it should!

Python 2.5 was released on September 19th, 2006, and support for CREATE
VIEW IF NOT EXISTS was added to sqlite on October 9th, 2006:
So? "from __future__ import ..." should have supported this! <:o)

Roberto Bonvallet
Nov 14 '06 #3

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