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Re: [Gnumed-devel] proposal for dbapi base class

From: Karsten Hilbert
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] proposal for dbapi base class
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 14:27:32 +0100
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> NOT a table. A concept, like a "patient" which is made up by many tables. The 
> whole point of our dbapi is to get away from the table complexity

> > methods as generic as they are now, eg:
> > >   def fetch(self, pkey):
> > >           """fetch the record as identified by the primary key pkey.
> > >           The record can then be accessed via class attributes"""
> > >           raise PureVirtualFunction
> In order to fetch data, you need an unique identifier - the primary key. This 
Sure enough.

What I mean is that this suggests that the entire record is
fetched at every invocation (subject to caching, of course).
No way to specify fields, no way to specify conditions apart
from the primary key. But that may be intentional.

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