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Handling error when having a "Unique" key index

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Community Member, 25 Posts

4 March 2013 at 6:16am

Hi All,

Anyone could advise - I've got a Unique index on Dataobject like

   static $indexes = array(
                "UniqName" => array(
                "type" => "unique",
                "value" => "`URL`"

When i try writing a Dataobject with $item->write() it would give me a n error "[User Error] Couldn't run query: UPDATE... " ... Duplicate entry '' for key 2.

I was pinpointed by UncleCheese over the IRC that error handling is :

	public function databaseError($msg, $errorLevel = E_USER_ERROR) {
          user_error($msg, $errorLevel);

So probably there wont be easy solution like try...catch or smth.

But if you have found a solution for this - please post it here .

PS - I cannot check for duplicates on each write, as there's over 100K records, and doing so would just kill the script .


Community Member, 4 Posts

20 August 2014 at 11:32am

Edited: 20/08/2014 11:32am

Although is not the cleanest solution, it does the trick when you don't want to perform a verification query.

		$error = ob_get_contents();
		if(empty($error) && strpos($error, 'duplicate key') !== false){
			return true;
			return false;