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Bug #53464 sqlite3 columnType() returns SQLITE3_NULL on bad column_number
Submitted: 2010-12-03 18:09 UTC Modified: 2010-12-11 16:12 UTC
From: danielc at analysisandsolutions dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: SQLite related
PHP Version: 5.3SVN-2010-12-03 (SVN) OS: linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-12-03 18:09 UTC] danielc at analysisandsolutions dot com
The SQLite3Result::columnType() method returns SQLITE3_NULL (5) when column_number exceeds the column count.  It seems more appropriate for it to return FALSE.

Test script:
$db = new SQLite3(':memory:');

$db->exec('CREATE TABLE test (whatever INTEGER)');
$db->exec('INSERT INTO test (whatever) VALUES (1)');

$result = $db->query('SELECT * FROM test');
while ($row = $result->fetchArray(SQLITE3_NUM)) {
    var_dump($result->columnType(0));  // int(1)  [SQLITE3_INTEGER]

    // Seems returning false is more appropriate.
    var_dump($result->columnType(3));  // int(5)  [SQLITE3_NULL]


echo "Done\n";

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 [2010-12-11 16:12 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Bogus
 [2010-12-11 16:12 UTC]
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The return value is based on what libsqlite returns in this case.
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