[DDC-1523] Coalesce() does not work with functions Created: 09/Dec/11  Updated: 10/Dec/11  Resolved: 10/Dec/11

Status: Resolved
Project: Doctrine 2 - ORM
Component/s: DQL
Affects Version/s: 2.1.4
Fix Version/s: 2.2
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Major
Reporter: Martin Prebio Assignee: Guilherme Blanco
Resolution: Invalid Votes: 0
Labels: None


I wanted to use COALESCE in DQL with a function (e.g. CURRENT_TIMESTAMP()). If I run this DQL, I receive a syntax error exception like this one:

montbook:marlow mprebio$ php scripts/doctrine.php orm:run-dql "select COALESCE(CURRENT_TIMESTAMP()) from Project\Entity\User user"

[Syntax Error] line 0, col 33: Error: Expected Doctrine\ORM\Query\Lexer::T_CLOSE_PARENTHESIS, got '('

I've traced this error to Doctrine\ORM\Parser::ScalarExpression() which tries to interpret the current_timestamp function as a SimpleArithmeticExpression or as a StateFieldPathExpression (first if). As far as I understand this part of the parser, the function call should lead to the if part with $this->_isFunction(). Therefore I added a "and !$this->_isFunction()" to the first if clause. After this change everything works as expected: The above query returns the current timestamp (many times because of the from since DQL needs a from part).

Reordering the ifs should work too.

Comment by Martin Prebio [ 09/Dec/11 ]

Also the documentation at http://www.doctrine-project.org/docs/orm/2.1/en/ only mentions COALESCE in the EBNF but not in the real documentation part. At first I thought that Doctrine doesn't support coalesce at all.

Comment by Guilherme Blanco [ 10/Dec/11 ]

COALESCE does not exist on 2.1.
COALESCE is a 2.2-DEV, so use latest master.

Marking as invalid, since we won't change 2.1 to support this.

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