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IF statements and SQL mods

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Creation & Customization' started by es4, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. es4

    es4 Chieftain

    Aug 11, 2009
    So I'm trying to add some tech-based bonuses to some improvements using SQL (which is much better than XML):

    That's working fine. However, if a different mod is already adding something like this, I wouldn't want my mod to do it as well. So, what I want to surround this statement with is something like:

    IF (DB.Query(SELECT COUNT(*) FROM Improvements_TechYieldChanges) < 2) THEN

    However, I can't get that (or anything else I've tried) working. There's no real standard I can find for SQL IF statements, and none of the combinations I am trying work.

    Does anyone know how this works?
  2. Grumalg

    Grumalg Chieftain

    Sep 17, 2010
    OR, USA
    The base core of ANSI SQL does not include any 'Procedural' extensions. Many database engines do support such things, but SQLite doesn't. Nor does it support all of the basic ANSI SQL structure.

    It supports executing a sequence of semicolon seperated SQL statements, but not any conditional execution of some of them.

    You can find the full documentation here:

    But the below parts will probably be the most useful to you...

    SQLite is a fairly strange beast. It supports declaring a field as a specific datatype such as integer, but it will cheerfully accept and write a string in an integer field and return the string back. They call this a 'Feature'... The docs say:

    That can cause unpleasant issues if you read an 'integer' field into a integer variable and someone stuck a string there...
  3. es4

    es4 Chieftain

    Aug 11, 2009
    So this is pure SQLite? I know that Kael's modding doc says to use the SQLite extension to read the DB files, but the FOR statement used there doesn't seem to be in SQLite, so I was hoping it was a variant with some conditional logic.
  4. Gedrin

    Gedrin Chieftain

    Mar 27, 2008
    Google insert where not exists. Never used it myself and no time to try it. Heading out... But that may help you.

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