DDC-1523: Coalesce() does not work with functions #2155

doctrinebot opened this Issue Dec 9, 2011 · 3 comments

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Jira issue originally created by user bountin:

I wanted to use COALESCE in DQL with a function (e.g. CURRENT_TIMESTAMP()). If I run this DQL, I receive a syntax error exception like this one:

montbook:marlow mprebio$ php scripts/doctrine.php orm:run-dql "select COALESCE(CURRENT_TIMESTAMP()) from Project\Entity\User user"


[Syntax Error] line 0, col 33: Error: Expected Doctrine\ORM\Query\Lexer::TCLOSEPARENTHESIS, got '('

I've traced this error to Doctrine\ORM\Parser::ScalarExpression() which tries to interpret the currenttimestamp function as a SimpleArithmeticExpression or as a StateFieldPathExpression (first if). As far as I understand this part of the parser, the function call should lead to the if part with $this->_isFunction(). Therefore I added a "and !$this->isFunction()" to the first if clause. After this change everything works as expected: The above query returns the current timestamp (many times because of the from since DQL needs a from part).

Reordering the ifs should work too.


Comment created by bountin:

Also the documentation at http://www.doctrine-project.org/docs/orm/2.1/en/ only mentions COALESCE in the EBNF but not in the real documentation part. At first I thought that Doctrine doesn't support coalesce at all.


Comment created by @guilhermeblanco:

COALESCE does not exist on 2.1.
COALESCE is a 2.2-DEV, so use latest master.

Marking as invalid, since we won't change 2.1 to support this.


Issue was closed with resolution "Invalid"

@doctrinebot doctrinebot added this to the 2.2 milestone Dec 6, 2015
@doctrinebot doctrinebot closed this Dec 6, 2015
@doctrinebot doctrinebot added the Bug label Dec 7, 2015
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