Bug: DB Error when creating conference using PostgreSQL

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Bug: DB Error when creating conference using PostgreSQL

Postby derekp » Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:36 am

When OCS is configured to use a PostgreSQL database, conference creation fails with the following error message and stacktrace:

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DB Error: ERROR: invalid input syntax for integer: ""

Stack Trace:
File: ocs-2.0.0-1/classes/rt/ocs/RTDAO.inc.php line 332
Function: DAO->update("INSERT INTO rt_contexts (version_id, title, abbrev, descripti...", Array(9))

File: ocs-2.0.0-1/classes/rt/ocs/RTDAO.inc.php line 139
Function: RTDAO->insertContext(Object(RTContext))

File: ocs-2.0.0-1/classes/rt/ocs/ConferenceRTAdmin.inc.php line 56
Function: RTDAO->insertVersion("2", Object(RTVersion))

File: ocs-2.0.0-1/classes/admin/form/ConferenceSiteSettingsForm.inc.php line 153
Function: ConferenceRTAdmin->restoreVersions(False)

File: ocs-2.0.0-1/pages/admin/AdminConferenceHandler.inc.php line 70
Function: ConferenceSiteSettingsForm->execute()

File: ocs-2.0.0-1/pages/admin/AdminHandler.inc.php line 90
Function: AdminConferenceHandler::updateConference()

File: (unknown) line (unknown)
Function: AdminHandler::updateConference(Array(0))

File: ocs-2.0.0-1/index.php line 46
Function: call_user_func(Array(2), Array(0))

File: ocs-2.0.0-1/index.php line 57
Function: handleRequest()

The environment was:
  • OCS 2.0.0
  • PHP 5.2.0
  • PostgreSQL (libpq) Version 8.1.9

The problem is that the ADODB PostgreSQL driver does not accept PHP booleans as parameters in an SQL query, i.e. the following will fail:

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DAO->update('SELECT * FROM t WHERE attr=?', Array(false));

The following patch fixes the error:

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--- ocs-2.0.0-1/lib/adodb/drivers/adodb-postgres7.inc.php.datatype      2006-12-17 11:55:28.000000000 -0800
+++ ocs-2.0.0-1/lib/adodb/drivers/adodb-postgres7.inc.php       2007-10-02 02:10:43.059418000 -0700
@@ -108,10 +108,15 @@
                                if ($last < $i) $sql .= $v;
                                else $sql .= $v.' $'.$i;
+                       foreach($inputarr as $k=>$v) {
+                               if (is_bool($v)) {
+                                       $inputarr[$k] = $v ? 1 : 0;
+                               }
+                       }
                        $rez = pg_query_params($this->_connectionID,$sql, $inputarr);
                } else {
                        $rez = pg_query($this->_connectionID,$sql);
                // check if no data returned, then no need to create real recordset

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Re: Bug: DB Error when creating conference using PostgreSQL

Postby asmecher » Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:42 pm

Hi Derek,

Thanks -- this has already been fixed in CVS (by adding explicit casting to integers rather than modifying the adodb library) and the fix will be released with the next version of OCS.

FYI, the patch is at http://pkp.sfu.ca/cvs/cvsweb.cgi/ocs2/classes/rt/ocs/RTDAO.inc.php.diff?r1=1.3;r2=1.4.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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