Making sure an entry exists in SQLite

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by N1c0_ds, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. N1c0_ds

    N1c0_ds Active Member Licensed User

    Let's say you try to get information from a line with a unique ID that doesn't exist in SQLite. It creates an error and causes big problems with my application.

    Would there be a way to return a nice error message instead?

    In context:
    Gecko uses a unique ID to get application info from an SQLite database and uses this information to either get an application based on a command and close (command line mode) or display the information and offer options (user-friendly mode). If it creates an error, it can start a chain reaction and cause more problems.
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    You can use:
    Sub App_Start
     cmdID.CommandText = 
    "SELECT count(*) FROM table WHERE col = @id"
    End Sub

    Sub IDExists (id)
     reader.Value = cmdID.ExecuteReader
     res = reader.GetValue(
    if res > 0 then return true else return false
    End Sub

    Usage example: 
    If IDExists("someid"then ...
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