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I have this function in c# and a similar one in java, and  I am trying to implement in Delphi, but can't figure how to do it

basically, instead of writing a bunch of code to build a query, assign it to a query component, clearing and setting the parameters, I want to build a parameterized query, add parameters, and call a function that does the clean up, open, error checking, etc.

the parameters will be different data types.

I did this in c# and java, so there's gotta be a way to do it in Delphi - pretty much the only thing I'm stuck on is the object list.  I haven't used it before and can't seem to find a sample of how to do this, as all the samples seem to use a single object type...

is there a way to do this?
calling logic:

      List<object> parms = new List<object>();
...
            parms.Add(dOrder["CUSTUID"]);//string
            parms.Add(result);//date
            parms.Add(aUID);//long integer
            dbRoutines.execQuery("Update CustDocs Set CustUID = @p1, DateEdited = @p2 where RecordUID = @p3", parms);

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the function -

   public static Boolean execQuery([SqlFacet(MaxSize=-1)]String mySQL, List<object> parms)
   {
      Boolean result = true;
	  using (SqlConnection sqlConn =
		 new SqlConnection("Context Connection=True"))
		 {
          SqlCommand sqlCmd = new SqlCommand("SET NOCOUNT ON; " + mySQL, sqlConn);
			sqlCmd.CommandType = CommandType.Text;
			sqlConn.Open();
         for (int x = 0; x <= parms.Count - 1; x++)
        {
           sqlCmd.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@p" + (x + 1).ToString(), parms[x]));//parameterValue)
           
        }

			try
			{
			   sqlCmd.ExecuteNonQuery();
			}
         catch(Exception Ex)
         {
            SqlContext.Pipe.Send("Error Executing query " + Ex.GetType().ToString() + " " + Ex.Message);           
            SqlContext.Pipe.Send(mySQL);
            result = false;
         }
         finally
         {
			   sqlConn.Close();
         }
		 }
      return result;
   }

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Question by:Connie McBride
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Ephraim Wangoya earned 2000 total points
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You can use TStringList instead of a TList.
TList will involve extra work of creating the object to be stored and freeing it afterwards

Here is an example using DBExpress components, You can use any other datasets to accomplish the same. Tha basic idea is creating the parameterized query.

procedure ExampleCall;
var
  Params: TStringList;
begin
  Params := TStringList.Create;
  try
    Params.Add('CUSTID=' + dOrder['CUSTUID']);//string
    Params.Add('DateEdited=' +DateTimeToStr(result));//date
    Params.Add('RecordUID=' + aUID);//long integer
    dbRoutines.execQuery('Update CustDocs Set CustUID = :CUSTID, DateEdited = :DateEdited where RecordUID = :RecordUID', Params);
  finally
    FreeAndNil(Params);
  end;
end;

procedure TForm1.ExecQuery(SQLCmd: string; AParams: TStrings);
var
  I: Integer;
  Q: TSQLQuery;
  C: TSQLConnection;
begin
  C : TSQLConnection.Create(nil);
  try
    try
      //Set your connection
      C.Open;
      Q = TSQLQuery.Create(nil);
      try
        Q.SQLConnection := C;
        Q.SQL.Add(SQLCmd);
        Q.Prepared := True;

        for I := 0 to AParams.Count -1 do
          Q.ParamByName(AParams.Names[I]).Value := AParams.ValueFromIndex(I);
        Q.ExecSQL();
      finally
        FreeAndNil(Q);
      end;
    except
      on E: Exception do
      begin
        //Handle your exception
      end;
    end;
  finally
    FreeAndNil(C);
  end;
end;

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by:Ephraim Wangoya
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Use QuotedStr function when assigning the parameters

Q.ParamByName(AParams.Names[I]).Value := QuotedStr(AParams.ValueFromIndex(I));

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by:Connie McBride
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thank you.  worked right out of the box (once I changed the (I) to [I])....
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