[CDBI] How do you get the raw db value of a column rather than inflated object

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Sat Feb 11 18:09:07 GMT 2006


On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 12:56:05PM -0500, Michael Peters wrote:
> >     $object->my_column->id
> 
> The downside to this approach is that if you just want the id (which you already
>  know since it's a column in $object's table) you can't juse use it. You have to
> create a second object (which may require a trip to the database). In a tight
> loop, this could cause some performance problems.

If it's already known (i.e. the column was fetched when $object was
created) then there's no extra trip to the database.  Just an extra
method call.


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Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org





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