[Cubicweb] SELECT * in RQL ?

Nicolas Chauvat nicolas.chauvat at logilab.fr
Thu Sep 26 15:30:31 CEST 2013

Hi Yann,

On Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 02:45:12PM +0200, Aurélien Campéas wrote:
> On 26/09/2013 14:37, Yann Cointepas wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I cannot figure out how to get all the attributes of an entity in RQL.
> >In other word, I am looking for something like "SELECT * FROM my_table"
> >in SQL.
> AFAIK you can't.

But you can:

   for item in execute("Any X WHERE X is MyType").entities():
       print item.someattribute

since there is no need to explicitly query an attribute in the RQL to
later access it from the object.

or you can:

   Look up the schema using the yams API and generate the RQL request
   from it. General idea would be:
   attrnames = (attr.name for attr in schema('MyType').get_attributes())
   rql = "Any X,"+','.join(letters[idx] for idx in xrange(attrnames))
         +" WHERE X is MyType, "
         +','.join("X %s %s" % (name, letters[idx])
                   for idx, name in enumerate(attrnames))

Hope this helps,

Nicolas Chauvat

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