[odb-users] Using prefetch with Oracle

Marco Craveiro marco.craveiro at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 09:00:03 EST 2017

Hi Boris,

<prefetch hack>
> Hm, I am not sure the bulk approach (with a compiler-time pragma) is
> right in this case. There we don't really have a choice since we need
> to know the "batch buffer" size.
> But here it is all runtime. Plus, you may want to have different
> prefetch for different queries of the same object. In fact, you
> can already customize it for queries (but not for object loads)
> by using prepared queries (Section 4.5 in the manual):
> 1. Create prepared query.
> 2. Get its statement (statement()).
> 3. Cast it to odb::oracle::select_statement.
> 4. Call handle() on the result to get OCIStmt*.
> 6. Execute the query.
> The problems with this approach are: (1) it is tedious and (2) it
> doesn't work for non-query SELECT's (e.g., database::load()). So
> perhaps the way to do it is:
> 1. Provide prefetch() functions on oracle::database() and
>    oracle::connection() that can be used to modify database-wide
>    and connection-wide prefetch values. Also set it to some
>    reasonable default (say 512?)
> 2. Provide oracle::select_statement::prefetch() to make the
>    prepared query approach less tedious.
> What do you think?

Yep, makes perfect sense. Let me have a go at coding this then.

Marco Craveiro

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