[Zope] Using an arbitrary connection on a ZSQL Method

Andy McKay andym@ActiveState.com
Thu, 10 May 2001 16:42:05 -0700

Just did a useful hack I wanted share...

Occasionally I find it useful to have one SQL Method that I can call with a
different DB connection, programatically. For example I have a test and a
live database. Using manage_editProperties each
time of course means writing a new copy of the object. The following patch
means that you can override the connection_id on the ZSQLMethod with

This could be cleaned up a little of course but I found it useful in
conjunction with session management.

--- l:\lib\python\Shared\DC\ZRDB\DA.py  Thu May 10 16:29:25 2001
+++ q:\lib\python\Shared\DC\ZRDB\DA.py  Thu May 10 15:08:36 2001
@@ -457,11 +457,14 @@
                 if hasattr(self, 'REQUEST'): REQUEST=self.REQUEST
                 else: REQUEST={}

-        try: dbc=getattr(self, self.connection_id)
+        if REQUEST is not None and REQUEST.has_key('CONNECTION_ID'): c_id =
+        else: c_id = self.connection_id
+        try: dbc=getattr(self, c_id)
         except AttributeError:
             raise AttributeError, (
                 "The database connection <em>%s</em> cannot be found." % (
-                self.connection_id))
+                c_id))

         try: DB__=dbc()
         except: raise 'Database Error', (

  Andy McKay.