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Integrating SQLite UDF (user-defined-functions) with webpy database layer

Integrating SQLite UDF (user-defined-functions) with webpy database layer

A user asked at the mailing list and I thought of putting it here for future use and reference.

You can add python functions to sqlite and have them called within your queries.

Example:

>>> import sqlite3 as db
>>> conn = db.connect(":memory:")
>>> conn.create_function("sign", 1, lambda val: val and (val > 0 and 1 or -1))
>>> cur = conn.cursor()
>>> cur.execute("select 1, -1")
<sqlite3.Cursor object at 0xb759f2c0>
>>> print cur.fetchall()
[(1, -1)]
>>> cur.execute("select sign(1), sign(-1), sign(0), sign(-99), sign(99)")
<sqlite3.Cursor object at 0xb759f2c0>
>>> print cur.fetchall()
[(1, -1, 0, -1, 1)]
>>> conn.close()
In webpy, you can get a reference to the connection object via the cursor i.e. db._db_cursor().connection Example:
>>> import web
>>> db = web.database(dbn="sqlite", db=":memory:")
>>> db._db_cursor().connection.create_function("sign", 1, lambda val: val and (val > 0 and 1 or -1))
>>> print db.query("select sign(1), sign(-1), sign(0), sign(-99), sign(99)").list()
[<Storage {'sign(1)': 1, 'sign(-1)': -1, 'sign(99)': 1, 'sign(-99)': -1, 'sign(0)': 0}>]
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