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MySQL error codes #904

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Checking for MySQL error codes (via preg_match) are sprinkled in places in the code. (i.e., core/Updater.php, core/Updates/*.php, Dashboard.php, ExampleFeedburner.php, Installation/Controller.php, LanguagesManager.php)

To assist the non-MySQL Piwik ports, we should switch the detection to SQL codes, e.g.,

  • '/1146/' becomes '/[42S02]/'
  • '/1054/' becomes '/]42S22]/'

Throwing custom exceptions would be a nice-to-have, e.g.,

  • Piwik_Db_TableNotFound
  • Piwik_Db_ColumnNotFound

It looks like the 5 character SQLSTATE isn't as "standard" as documented, e.g., for "table already exists", MySQL uses 1050 and 42S01, while Postgresql uses 42P07 (referencing klando's changes).

Should tackle this in conjunction with #425.


Should also abstract the error code detection (e.g., preg_match) to a method call as some database servers use variable length error codes (e.g., mssql,


For completeness, postgresql error codes are defined here (


In [1473]:

fixes #904 - MySQL error codes; unsupported adapters can map these to driver-specific SQLSTATE
fixes #980 - Piwik Installation support for "MySQL Improved" (mysqli) extension
fixes #984 - Set client connection charset to utf8.

Fixed tracker profiling data not recorded until after report generated.

More refactoring and database abstraction:

  • Installation gets a list of adapters instead of hardcoding in the plugin
  • checking for database-specific system requirements deferred to the adapter
  • error detection moved to adapter but we still use MySQL error codes rather than defining new constants

Note: unit tests don't run with MYSQLI -- Zend Framework's Mysqli adapater doesn't support prepare() yet

@robocoder robocoder added this to the Piwik 0.4.4 milestone
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