1 database.inc protected DatabaseConnection::expandArguments(&$query, &$args)

Expands out shorthand placeholders.

Backdrop supports an alternate syntax for doing arrays of values. We therefore need to expand them out into a full, executable query string.


$query: The query string to modify.

$args: The arguments for the query.

Return value

TRUE if the query was modified, FALSE otherwise.:


core/includes/database/database.inc, line 766
Core systems for the database layer.


Base Database API class.


protected function expandArguments(&$query, &$args) {
  $modified = FALSE;

  // If the placeholder value to insert is an array, assume that we need
  // to expand it out into a comma-delimited set of placeholders.
  foreach (array_filter($args, 'is_array') as $key => $data) {
    $new_keys = array();
    foreach (array_values($data) as $i => $value) {
      // This assumes that there are no other placeholders that use the same
      // name.  For example, if the array placeholder is defined as :example
      // and there is already an :example_2 placeholder, this will generate
      // a duplicate key.  We do not account for that as the calling code
      // is already broken if that happens.
      $new_keys[$key . '_' . $i] = $value;

    // Update the query with the new placeholders.
    // preg_replace is necessary to ensure the replacement does not affect
    // placeholders that start with the same exact text. For example, if the
    // query contains the placeholders :foo and :foobar, and :foo has an
    // array of values, using str_replace would affect both placeholders,
    // but using the following preg_replace would only affect :foo because
    // it is followed by a non-word character.
    $query = preg_replace('#' . $key . '\b#', implode(', ', array_keys($new_keys)), $query);

    // Update the args array with the new placeholders.
    $args += $new_keys;

    $modified = TRUE;

  return $modified;