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User & Date: dan 2010-08-14 12:25:02
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2010-08-21
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Preparations for the 3.7.1 release. check-in: fb2b8b097b user: drh tags: trunk
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Break a big testable statement in lang_expr.html into several smaller blocks. check-in: 61d45eaf94 user: dan tags: trunk
2010-08-13
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Enhancements to the description of how the COLLATE operator works. check-in: 17093bc7d6 user: drh tags: trunk
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^A literal value can also be the token "NULL".
</p>

<tcl>hd_fragment varparam parameter parameters {bound parameter} {bound parameters}</tcl>
<h3>Parameters</h3>
<p>
A "variable" or "parameter" token
specifies a placeholder in the expression for a literal
value that is filled in at runtime using the
[sqlite3_bind_blob() | sqlite3_bind()] family of C/C++ interfaces.
^(Parameters can take several forms:
</p>

<blockquote>
<table>
<tr>
<td align="right" valign="top"><b>?</b><i>NNN</i></td><td width="20"></td>
<td>A question mark followed by a number <i>NNN</i> holds a spot for the
NNN-th parameter.  NNN must be between 1 and [SQLITE_MAX_VARIABLE_NUMBER].</td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td align="right" valign="top"><b>?</b></td><td width="20"></td>
<td>A question mark that is not followed by a number holds a spot for
the next unused parameter.</td>



</tr>
<tr>
<td align="right" valign="top"><b>:</b><i>AAAA</i></td><td width="20"></td>
<td>A colon followed by an identifier name holds a spot for a named
parameter with the name AAAA.  Named parameters are also numbered.
The number assigned is the next unused number.  To avoid confusion,


it is best to avoid mixing named and numbered parameters.</td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td align="right" valign="top"><b>@</b><i>AAAA</i></td><td width="20"></td>
<td>An "at" sign works exactly like a colon.</td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td align="right" valign="top"><b>$</b><i>AAAA</i></td><td width="20"></td>
<td>A dollar-sign followed by an identifier name also holds a spot for a named
parameter with the name AAAA.  The identifier name in this case can include
one or more occurrences of "::" and a suffix enclosed in "(...)" containing
any text at all.  This syntax is the form of a variable name in the
[http://www.tcl.tk/ | Tcl programming language].  The presence
of this syntax results from the fact that SQLite is really a 
[Tcl extension] that has escaped into the wild.</td>
</tr>
</table>
</blockquote>)^

<p>^Parameters that are not assigned values using
[sqlite3_bind_blob() | sqlite3_bind()] are treated
as NULL.</p>

<tcl>hd_fragment like LIKE ESCAPE</tcl>
<h3>The LIKE and GLOB operators</h3>







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^A literal value can also be the token "NULL".
</p>

<tcl>hd_fragment varparam parameter parameters {bound parameter} {bound parameters}</tcl>
<h3>Parameters</h3>
<p>
A "variable" or "parameter" token
specifies a placeholder in the expression for a 
value that is filled in at runtime using the
[sqlite3_bind_blob() | sqlite3_bind()] family of C/C++ interfaces.
Parameters can take several forms:
</p>

<blockquote>
<table>
<tr>
<td align="right" valign="top"><b>?</b><i>NNN</i></td><td width="20"></td>
<td>^(A question mark followed by a number <i>NNN</i> holds a spot for the
NNN-th parameter.  NNN must be between 1 and [SQLITE_MAX_VARIABLE_NUMBER].)^
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="right" valign="top"><b>?</b></td><td width="20"></td>
<td>^A question mark that is not followed by a number creates a parameter
with a number one greater than the largest parameter number already assigned.
^If this means the parameter number is greater than
[SQLITE_MAX_VARIABLE_NUMBER], it is an error.
</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="right" valign="top"><b>:</b><i>AAAA</i></td><td width="20"></td>
<td>^A colon followed by an identifier name holds a spot for a 
[sqlite3_bind_parameter_name|named parameter] with the name :AAAA.  
^(Named parameters are also numbered. The number assigned is one greater than
the largest parameter number already assigned.)^ ^If this means the parameter
would be assigned a number greater than [SQLITE_MAX_VARIABLE_NUMBER], it is
an error. To avoid confusion, it is best to avoid mixing named and numbered
parameters.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="right" valign="top"><b>@</b><i>AAAA</i></td><td width="20"></td>
<td>^An "at" sign works exactly like a colon, except that the name of
the parameter created is @AAAA.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td align="right" valign="top"><b>$</b><i>AAAA</i></td><td width="20"></td>
<td>^A dollar-sign followed by an identifier name also holds a spot for a named
parameter with the name $AAAA.  ^(The identifier name in this case can include
one or more occurrences of "::" and a suffix enclosed in "(...)" containing
any text at all.)^  This syntax is the form of a variable name in the
[http://www.tcl.tk/ | Tcl programming language].  The presence
of this syntax results from the fact that SQLite is really a 
[Tcl extension] that has escaped into the wild.</td>
</tr>
</table>
</blockquote>

<p>^Parameters that are not assigned values using
[sqlite3_bind_blob() | sqlite3_bind()] are treated
as NULL.</p>

<tcl>hd_fragment like LIKE ESCAPE</tcl>
<h3>The LIKE and GLOB operators</h3>