FieldExpression

Overview

This class is used to represent data table fields in Dynamic Where expressions. For example, see how the database field ID is represented in the SQL query WHERE clause and in the equal Dynamic Where expression:

SELECT * FROM Employees WHERE (ID=42)
WhereExpression where = new BinaryExpression(
                          new FieldExpression("ID"), 
                          new ConstantExpression(42), 
                          BinaryOperator.Equal);

Location

 

constructor

Creates a new instance of the FieldExpression class. Note that you have to set at least the FieldName property to be able to use this instance in Dynamic Where expressions.

 

constructor

 

FieldExpression()

 

Sub New()

constructor (String)

Creates a new instance of the FieldExpression class and sets its FieldName property.

 

constructor(fieldName: String)

 

FieldExpression(String fieldName)

 

Sub New(fieldName As String)

Parameters:

  • fieldName:

constructor (String, String)

 

constructor(tableName: String; fieldName: String)

 

FieldExpression(String tableName, String fieldName)

 

Sub New(tableName As String, fieldName As String)

Parameters:

  • tableName:
  • fieldName:

ApplyFieldMapping

 

method ApplyFieldMapping(columnMappings: SchemaColumnMappingCollection)

 

void ApplyFieldMapping(SchemaColumnMappingCollection columnMappings)

 

Sub ApplyFieldMapping(columnMappings As SchemaColumnMappingCollection)

Parameters:

  • columnMappings:

ApplySourceTableNumber

 

method ApplySourceTableNumber(number: Int32): WhereExpression

 

WhereExpression ApplySourceTableNumber(Int32 number)

 

Function ApplySourceTableNumber(number As Int32) As WhereExpression

Parameters:

  • number:

ApplyTableMapping

 

method ApplyTableMapping(schemaTable: String; databaseTable: String)

 

void ApplyTableMapping(String schemaTable, String databaseTable)

 

Sub ApplyTableMapping(schemaTable As String, databaseTable As String)

Parameters:

  • schemaTable:
  • databaseTable:

ApplyTableNameOrAlias

 

method ApplyTableNameOrAlias(name: String)

 

void ApplyTableNameOrAlias(String name)

 

Sub ApplyTableNameOrAlias(name As String)

Parameters:

  • name:

Creates new BinaryExpression from given aLeft and aRight operands, using operator And.

 

class method Combine(left: WhereExpression; right: WhereExpression): WhereExpression

 

static WhereExpression Combine(WhereExpression left, WhereExpression right)

 

Shared Function Combine(left As WhereExpression, right As WhereExpression) As WhereExpression

Parameters:

  • left:
  • right:

 

class method Combine(left: WhereExpression; right: WhereExpression; operator: BinaryOperator): WhereExpression

 

static WhereExpression Combine(WhereExpression left, WhereExpression right, BinaryOperator operator)

 

Shared Function Combine(left As WhereExpression, right As WhereExpression, operator As BinaryOperator) As WhereExpression

Parameters:

  • left:
  • right:
  • operator:

ExtractAllConstantExpression    (declared in WhereExpression)

Establishes a list of all ConstantExpression contained in the WhereExpression.

 

method ExtractAllConstantExpression(expressions: List<ConstantExpression>)

 

void ExtractAllConstantExpression(List<ConstantExpression> expressions)

 

Sub ExtractAllConstantExpression(expressions As List<ConstantExpression>)

Parameters:

  • expressions:

ExtractAllFieldNames

 

method ExtractAllFieldNames(fieldNames: List<String>)

 

void ExtractAllFieldNames(List<String> fieldNames)

 

Sub ExtractAllFieldNames(fieldNames As List<String>)

Parameters:

  • fieldNames:

ExtractAllParams    (declared in WhereExpression)

Fills SchemaParameterCollection with ParameterExpressions and ConstantExpressions (as ParameterExpressions) contained in the WhereExpression.

 

method ExtractAllParams(parameters: SchemaParameterCollection)

 

void ExtractAllParams(SchemaParameterCollection parameters)

 

Sub ExtractAllParams(parameters As SchemaParameterCollection)

Parameters:

  • parameters:

FieldName

Name of the database field represented by this instance.

 

property FieldName: String read write;

 

String FieldName { get; set; }

 

Property FieldName() As String

FromString    (declared in WhereExpression)

Creates new WhereExpression from string, which should contain where node in the correct Dynamic Where XML Format.

 

class method FromString(xml: String): WhereExpression

 

static WhereExpression FromString(String xml)

 

Shared Function FromString(xml As String) As WhereExpression

Parameters:

  • xml:

FromStringToSql    (declared in WhereExpression)

 

class method FromStringToSql(xml: String): String

 

static String FromStringToSql(String xml)

 

Shared Function FromStringToSql(xml As String) As String

Parameters:

  • xml:

FromXmlNode    (declared in WhereExpression)

Creates new WhereExpression from xml node, which should be in the correct Dynamic Where XML Format.

 

class method FromXmlNode(node: XmlNode): WhereExpression

 

static WhereExpression FromXmlNode(XmlNode node)

 

Shared Function FromXmlNode(node As XmlNode) As WhereExpression

Parameters:

  • node:

Kind

The kind of WhereExpression. For this class, it equals WhereKind.Field.

 

property Kind: WhereKind read;

 

WhereKind Kind { get; }

 

ReadOnly Property Kind() As WhereKind

ParseExpression    (declared in WhereExpression)

 

class method ParseExpression(node: XmlNode): WhereExpression

 

static WhereExpression ParseExpression(XmlNode node)

 

Shared Function ParseExpression(node As XmlNode) As WhereExpression

Parameters:

  • node:

ReadFromXml

Deserializes the field expression from the provided XmlNode. The node value (its InnerText) is assigned to the FieldName property. If the node contains the attribute tablename, its value is assigned to the TableName property.

 

method ReadFromXml(node: XmlNode)

 

void ReadFromXml(XmlNode node)

 

Sub ReadFromXml(node As XmlNode)

Parameters:

  • node:

TableName

 

property TableName: String read write;

 

String TableName { get; set; }

 

Property TableName() As String

ToSQLString    (declared in WhereExpression)

A helper method that wraps the similar one with the string builder and returns a SQL string.

 

method ToSQLString: String

 

String ToSQLString()

 

Function ToSQLString() As String

ToSQLString (StringBuilder)

Creates an SQL representation of this FieldExpression instance and appends it to the provided StringBuilder.

For example, this method call

(new FieldExpression("ClassName")).ToSQLString(someStringBuilder)

will result in appending the string "ClassName" to someStringBuilder.

 

method ToSQLString(destination: StringBuilder)

 

void ToSQLString(StringBuilder destination)

 

Sub ToSQLString(destination As StringBuilder)

Parameters:

  • destination:

ToString    (declared in WhereExpression)

Returns a SQL string representation of the current expression.

 

method ToString: String

 

String ToString()

 

Function ToString() As String

ToXmlNode    (declared in WhereExpression)

Creates query node (in the Dynamic Where XML Format) from WhereExpression.

 

method ToXmlNode: XmlNode

 

XmlNode ToXmlNode()

 

Function ToXmlNode() As XmlNode

ToXmlString    (declared in WhereExpression)

Creates query node (in the Dynamic Where XML Format) from WhereExpression and returns it in the string format.

 

method ToXmlString: String

 

String ToXmlString()

 

Function ToXmlString() As String

Validate    (declared in WhereExpression)

 

method Validate: Boolean

 

Boolean Validate()

 

Function Validate() As Boolean

Validate (WhereExpression): Boolean    (declared in WhereExpression)

Validates that WhereExpression doesn't contain any errors, using WhereValidator. The main purpose of this validation - to scan all objects of WhereExpession tree and make sure that it contains correct field names.

 

class method Validate(expression: WhereExpression): Boolean

 

static Boolean Validate(WhereExpression expression)

 

Shared Function Validate(expression As WhereExpression) As Boolean

Parameters:

  • expression:

WriteToXml

Serializes this FieldExpression instance into an XmlElement and appends it as a child to the provided XmlNode.

While the serialized FieldName property is saved as text node, the TableName property (if assigned) is saved as attribute tablename of this XmlNode.

 

method WriteToXml(node: XmlNode)

 

void WriteToXml(XmlNode node)

 

Sub WriteToXml(node As XmlNode)

Parameters:

  • node:

 

FieldName

Name of the database field represented by this instance.

 

property FieldName: String read write;

 

String FieldName { get; set; }

 

Property FieldName() As String

Kind

The kind of WhereExpression. For this class, it equals WhereKind.Field.

 

property Kind: WhereKind read;

 

WhereKind Kind { get; }

 

ReadOnly Property Kind() As WhereKind

TableName

 

property TableName: String read write;

 

String TableName { get; set; }

 

Property TableName() As String

 

Creates new BinaryExpression from given aLeft and aRight operands, using operator And.

 

class method Combine(left: WhereExpression; right: WhereExpression): WhereExpression

 

static WhereExpression Combine(WhereExpression left, WhereExpression right)

 

Shared Function Combine(left As WhereExpression, right As WhereExpression) As WhereExpression

Parameters:

  • left:
  • right:

 

class method Combine(left: WhereExpression; right: WhereExpression; operator: BinaryOperator): WhereExpression

 

static WhereExpression Combine(WhereExpression left, WhereExpression right, BinaryOperator operator)

 

Shared Function Combine(left As WhereExpression, right As WhereExpression, operator As BinaryOperator) As WhereExpression

Parameters:

  • left:
  • right:
  • operator:

FromString    (declared in WhereExpression)

Creates new WhereExpression from string, which should contain where node in the correct Dynamic Where XML Format.

 

class method FromString(xml: String): WhereExpression

 

static WhereExpression FromString(String xml)

 

Shared Function FromString(xml As String) As WhereExpression

Parameters:

  • xml:

FromStringToSql    (declared in WhereExpression)

 

class method FromStringToSql(xml: String): String

 

static String FromStringToSql(String xml)

 

Shared Function FromStringToSql(xml As String) As String

Parameters:

  • xml:

FromXmlNode    (declared in WhereExpression)

Creates new WhereExpression from xml node, which should be in the correct Dynamic Where XML Format.

 

class method FromXmlNode(node: XmlNode): WhereExpression

 

static WhereExpression FromXmlNode(XmlNode node)

 

Shared Function FromXmlNode(node As XmlNode) As WhereExpression

Parameters:

  • node:

ParseExpression    (declared in WhereExpression)

 

class method ParseExpression(node: XmlNode): WhereExpression

 

static WhereExpression ParseExpression(XmlNode node)

 

Shared Function ParseExpression(node As XmlNode) As WhereExpression

Parameters:

  • node:

Validate (WhereExpression): Boolean    (declared in WhereExpression)

Validates that WhereExpression doesn't contain any errors, using WhereValidator. The main purpose of this validation - to scan all objects of WhereExpession tree and make sure that it contains correct field names.

 

class method Validate(expression: WhereExpression): Boolean

 

static Boolean Validate(WhereExpression expression)

 

Shared Function Validate(expression As WhereExpression) As Boolean

Parameters:

  • expression:

 

constructor

Creates a new instance of the FieldExpression class. Note that you have to set at least the FieldName property to be able to use this instance in Dynamic Where expressions.

 

constructor

 

FieldExpression()

 

Sub New()

constructor (String)

Creates a new instance of the FieldExpression class and sets its FieldName property.

 

constructor(fieldName: String)

 

FieldExpression(String fieldName)

 

Sub New(fieldName As String)

Parameters:

  • fieldName:

constructor (String, String)

 

constructor(tableName: String; fieldName: String)

 

FieldExpression(String tableName, String fieldName)

 

Sub New(tableName As String, fieldName As String)

Parameters:

  • tableName:
  • fieldName:

ApplyFieldMapping

 

method ApplyFieldMapping(columnMappings: SchemaColumnMappingCollection)

 

void ApplyFieldMapping(SchemaColumnMappingCollection columnMappings)

 

Sub ApplyFieldMapping(columnMappings As SchemaColumnMappingCollection)

Parameters:

  • columnMappings:

ApplySourceTableNumber

 

method ApplySourceTableNumber(number: Int32): WhereExpression

 

WhereExpression ApplySourceTableNumber(Int32 number)

 

Function ApplySourceTableNumber(number As Int32) As WhereExpression

Parameters:

  • number:

ApplyTableMapping

 

method ApplyTableMapping(schemaTable: String; databaseTable: String)

 

void ApplyTableMapping(String schemaTable, String databaseTable)

 

Sub ApplyTableMapping(schemaTable As String, databaseTable As String)

Parameters:

  • schemaTable:
  • databaseTable:

ApplyTableNameOrAlias

 

method ApplyTableNameOrAlias(name: String)

 

void ApplyTableNameOrAlias(String name)

 

Sub ApplyTableNameOrAlias(name As String)

Parameters:

  • name:

ExtractAllConstantExpression    (declared in WhereExpression)

Establishes a list of all ConstantExpression contained in the WhereExpression.

 

method ExtractAllConstantExpression(expressions: List<ConstantExpression>)

 

void ExtractAllConstantExpression(List<ConstantExpression> expressions)

 

Sub ExtractAllConstantExpression(expressions As List<ConstantExpression>)

Parameters:

  • expressions:

ExtractAllFieldNames

 

method ExtractAllFieldNames(fieldNames: List<String>)

 

void ExtractAllFieldNames(List<String> fieldNames)

 

Sub ExtractAllFieldNames(fieldNames As List<String>)

Parameters:

  • fieldNames:

ExtractAllParams    (declared in WhereExpression)

Fills SchemaParameterCollection with ParameterExpressions and ConstantExpressions (as ParameterExpressions) contained in the WhereExpression.

 

method ExtractAllParams(parameters: SchemaParameterCollection)

 

void ExtractAllParams(SchemaParameterCollection parameters)

 

Sub ExtractAllParams(parameters As SchemaParameterCollection)

Parameters:

  • parameters:

ReadFromXml

Deserializes the field expression from the provided XmlNode. The node value (its InnerText) is assigned to the FieldName property. If the node contains the attribute tablename, its value is assigned to the TableName property.

 

method ReadFromXml(node: XmlNode)

 

void ReadFromXml(XmlNode node)

 

Sub ReadFromXml(node As XmlNode)

Parameters:

  • node:

ToSQLString    (declared in WhereExpression)

A helper method that wraps the similar one with the string builder and returns a SQL string.

 

method ToSQLString: String

 

String ToSQLString()

 

Function ToSQLString() As String

ToSQLString (StringBuilder)

Creates an SQL representation of this FieldExpression instance and appends it to the provided StringBuilder.

For example, this method call

(new FieldExpression("ClassName")).ToSQLString(someStringBuilder)

will result in appending the string "ClassName" to someStringBuilder.

 

method ToSQLString(destination: StringBuilder)

 

void ToSQLString(StringBuilder destination)

 

Sub ToSQLString(destination As StringBuilder)

Parameters:

  • destination:

ToString    (declared in WhereExpression)

Returns a SQL string representation of the current expression.

 

method ToString: String

 

String ToString()

 

Function ToString() As String

ToXmlNode    (declared in WhereExpression)

Creates query node (in the Dynamic Where XML Format) from WhereExpression.

 

method ToXmlNode: XmlNode

 

XmlNode ToXmlNode()

 

Function ToXmlNode() As XmlNode

ToXmlString    (declared in WhereExpression)

Creates query node (in the Dynamic Where XML Format) from WhereExpression and returns it in the string format.

 

method ToXmlString: String

 

String ToXmlString()

 

Function ToXmlString() As String

Validate    (declared in WhereExpression)

 

method Validate: Boolean

 

Boolean Validate()

 

Function Validate() As Boolean

WriteToXml

Serializes this FieldExpression instance into an XmlElement and appends it as a child to the provided XmlNode.

While the serialized FieldName property is saved as text node, the TableName property (if assigned) is saved as attribute tablename of this XmlNode.

 

method WriteToXml(node: XmlNode)

 

void WriteToXml(XmlNode node)

 

Sub WriteToXml(node As XmlNode)

Parameters:

  • node: