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;;; orgtbl-sqlinsert.el --- orgtbl to SQL insert statements.
;; Copyright (C) 2008-2014 Free Software Foundation
;; Author: Jason Riedy <>
;; Keywords: org, tables, sql
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;;; Commentary:
;; Converts an orgtbl to a sequence of SQL insertion commands.
;; Table cells are quoted and escaped very conservatively.
;;; Code:
(defun orgtbl-to-sqlinsert (table params)
"Convert the orgtbl-mode TABLE to SQL insert statements.
TABLE is a list, each entry either the symbol `hline' for a horizontal
separator line, or a list of fields for that line.
PARAMS is a property list of parameters that can influence the conversion.
Names and strings are modified slightly by default. Single-ticks
are doubled as per SQL's standard mechanism. Backslashes and
dollar signs are deleted. And tildes are changed to spaces.
These modifications were chosed for use with TeX. See
Supports all parameters from ORGTBL-TO-GENERIC. New to this function
:sqlname The name of the database table; defaults to the name of the
target region.
:nowebname If not nil, used as a wrapping noweb fragment name.
The most important parameters of ORGTBL-TO-GENERIC for SQL are:
:splice When set to t, return only insert statements, don't wrap
them in a transaction. Default is nil.
:tstart, :tend
The strings used to begin and commit the transaction.
:hfmt A function that gathers the quoted header names into a
dynamically scoped variable HDRLIST. Probably should
not be changed by the user.
The general parameters :skip and :skipcols have already been applied when
this function is called."
(let* (hdrlist
(alignment (mapconcat (lambda (x) (if x "r" "l"))
org-table-last-alignment ""))
(nowebname (plist-get params :nowebname))
(breakvals (plist-get params :breakvals))
(firstheader t)
(*orgtbl-default-fmt* 'orgtbl-sql-strip-and-quote)
:sqlname (plist-get params :sqlname)
:tstart (lambda () (concat (if nowebname
(format "<<%s>>= \n" nowebname)
:tend (lambda () (concat "COMMIT;" (if nowebname "\n@ " "")))
:hfmt (lambda (f) (progn (if firstheader (push f hdrlist) "")))
:hlfmt (lambda (&rest cells) (setq firstheader nil))
:lstart (lambda () (concat "INSERT INTO "
sqlname "( "
(mapconcat 'identity (reverse hdrlist)
", ")
" )" (if breakvals "\n" " ")
"VALUES ( "))
:lend " );"
:sep " , "
:hline nil
:remove-nil-lines t))
(params (org-combine-plists params2 params))
(sqlname (plist-get params :sqlname)))
(orgtbl-to-generic table params)))
(defun orgtbl-sql-quote (str)
"Convert single ticks to doubled single ticks and wrap in single ticks."
(concat "'" (mapconcat 'identity (split-string str "'") "''") "'"))
(defun orgtbl-sql-strip-dollars-escapes-tildes (str)
"Strip dollarsigns and backslash escapes, replace tildes with spaces."
(mapconcat 'identity
(split-string (mapconcat 'identity
(split-string str "\\$\\|\\\\")
" "))
(defun orgtbl-sql-strip-and-quote (str)
to sanitize STR for use in SQL statements."
(cond ((stringp str)
(orgtbl-sql-quote (orgtbl-sql-strip-dollars-escapes-tildes str)))
((sequencep str) (mapcar 'orgtbl-sql-strip-and-quote str))
(t nil)))
(provide 'orgtbl-sqlinsert)
;;; orgtbl-sqlinsert.el ends here