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Re: CAP 13: Bad CAL-QUERY example / description?
Doug replied on 06/03/2004 06:26:20 PM:
> > Out of curiosity, can anyone describe a case when you would want
> > (VEVENT.* or VALARM.*) as opposed to no ".*"?
> Please read the rest of my reply - where I did.
I did read your entire post and I took
it to be more a tongue in cheek example rather than a pratical usage example.
Sorry if my follow up wasnt that clear. From the previous reply:
> It answers the quetion, what property names are
in any VEVENTs in my
> If that is usful :-)
It _could_ be useful if I needed to
know "Is there a X-Hinkey-Minkey on any VEVENT in my calendar?"
but I dont think thats a common need really or even necessary actually
given most queries would just use "*" or can list any desired
properties on the SELECT and then see what comes back.
Put another way: Why should I care if
it exists on any entry anywhere in the calendar when I can easily tell
by simply looking for it on any VEVENT when I retrieve it normally? Knowing
it exists on a component _somewhere_ in the calendar is not that useful
as it does not tell me on which one(s) and if I needed to just see those
kinds of entries I simply use that as part of my WHERE clause to begin
with... (SELECT * FROM VEVENT WHERE X-HINKEY-MINKEY IS NOT NULL)
Given most queries would typically be
of the form:
SELECT * FROM
VEVENT WHERE UID = "123"
to get a specific VEVENT or like:
FROM VAGENDA WHERE STATE() = 'UNPROCESSED'
to get unprocessed requests, is there
any _practical_ use for VALARM.* or VEVENT.* that Im just not groking??
BTW: The "This
does not fetch any components"
part above is inaccurate. It actually fetches them ALL but combines
them into one long massive stream of data. There has been nothing
said about 'unwrappering' sub-components like VALARMs so I would expect
them to be still wrappered in the amalgamated stream of VEVENT (and VTODO
and VJOURNAL and VTIMEZONE and VQUERY and ... ) mush.
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