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Re: mysqli bind_param reports error with COLLATE [message #185985] Wed, 21 May 2014 16:28 Go to previous message
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On Wednesday 21 May 2014 15:50, in comp.lang.php, "Gregor Kofler"
<usenet(at)gregorkofler(dot)com> wrote:

> PHP 5.5.9 on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. The database table/column in question
> is on utf8/utf8_general_ci.
> The following code
> $stmt = $db->prepare('
> SELECT f.filesID FROM files f WHERE f.File = ? COLLATE utf8_bin
> ');
> $file = 'foo';
> $stmt->bind_param('s', $file);
> results in
> Warning: mysqli_stmt::bind_param(): Number of variables doesn't match
> number of parameters in prepared statement in ...
> When removing the collation
> $stmt = $db->prepare('
> SELECT f.filesID FROM files f WHERE f.File = ?
> ');
> $file = 'foo';
> $stmt->bind_param('s', $file);
> the binding works as expected.
> Any ideas?

It appears that prepare() doesn't like your COLLATE clause.

I note that you do not check the results from prepare(). I'm not an OO
programmer, and I may have misread or misunderstood the mysqli
documentation, but
says that prepare() returns TRUE or FALSE, and shows examples of how to test
it in OO code.

My guess is that your version of the mysqli interface, or mysql, finds some
problem with the statement you are trying to prepare (when you include the
COLLATE clause), and builds it's results such that there are *no*
parameters to be bound to the prepared statement (either, no statement at
all, or a dummy statement, with FALSE returned). This, in turn, causes
bind_param() to complain that the the number of parameters given (1) does
not match the number of parameters expected (0).

You might want to discuss this problem of COLLATE with the
comp.databases.mysql newsgroup; it sounds like it is right up their alley.

As for your code, try putting some error-checking around the prepare() call,
and see if it returns an error when you include COLLATE in the statement.

Lew Pitcher
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