Class StringMatchOperator

  • All Implemented Interfaces:

    public class StringMatchOperator
    extends Expression

    This class implements string matching operations. The supported operations are:

    • basic SQL pattern matching, a [NOT] LIKE b
    • regex pattern matching, a [NOT] SIMILAR TO b

    The a NOT LIKE ... and a NOT SIMILAR TO ... operation is translated into NOT (a LIKE ...) etc. by the parser.

    • Field Detail

      • logger

        private static org.apache.logging.log4j.Logger logger
        A logging object for reporting anything interesting that happens.
      • leftExpr

        Expression leftExpr
        The left expression in the comparison.
      • rightExpr

        Expression rightExpr
        The right expression in the comparison.
    • Method Detail

      • getColumnInfo

        public ColumnInfo getColumnInfo​(Schema schema)
                                 throws SchemaNameException
        Description copied from class: Expression
        Returns a ColumnInfo object describing the type (and possibly the name) of the expression's result.
        Specified by:
        getColumnInfo in class Expression
        schema - a schema object that can be used to look up name and type details for symbols referenced by the expression.
        a column-information object describing the type (and possibly the name and table-name) of this expression's result
        SchemaNameException - if a symbol cannot be resolved, either because it doesn't appear in the schema, or because the name is ambiguous.
      • sqlLikeToRegex

        private java.lang.String sqlLikeToRegex​(java.lang.String sqlLike)
        This helper method converts a SQL LIKE match-expression into a corresponding regular expression. The challenge is that the match expression might contain regular-expression characters, so characters other than "%" and "_" must be quoted so they don't cause any effects.
        sqlLike - the SQL LIKE match-expression
        a regular expression corresponding to the match-expression
      • evaluate

        public java.lang.Object evaluate​(Environment env)
                                  throws ExpressionException
        Evaluates this comparison expression and returns either Boolean.TRUE or Boolean.FALSE. If either the left-hand or right-hand expression evaluates to null (representing the SQL NULL value), then the expression's result is always FALSE.
        Specified by:
        evaluate in class Expression
        env - the environment to look up symbol-values from, when evaluating the expression
        the result of the expression evaluation
        ExpressionException - if the expression cannot be evaluated for some reason.
      • traverse

        public Expression traverse​(ExpressionProcessor p)
        Description copied from class: Expression

        This method allows the entire expression tree to be traversed node by node, either for analysis or for transformation. The ExpressionProcessor instance receives notifications as each node in the expression is entered and left.

        The expression tree can also be manipulated by this traversal process, depending on what the ExpressionProcessor wants to do. If the expression node that traverse() is invoked on, needs to be replaced with a new expression node, the replacement is returned by the traverse() method. (The ExpressionProcessor specifies the replacement as the return-value from the ExpressionProcessor.leave(Expression) method.)

        Specified by:
        traverse in class Expression
        p - the object that performs analysis or transformation of the expression tree
        an Expression node to replace this node, or null if no changes are to be made.
      • toString

        public java.lang.String toString()
        Returns a string representation of this comparison expression and its subexpressions.
        toString in class java.lang.Object
      • getType

        public StringMatchOperator.Type getType()
        Returns the type of this comparison operator.
        the type of comparison
      • getLeftExpression

        public Expression getLeftExpression()
        Returns the left expression.
        the left expression
      • getRightExpression

        public Expression getRightExpression()
        Returns the right expression.
        the right expression
      • equals

        public boolean equals​(java.lang.Object obj)
        Checks if the argument is an expression with the same structure, but not necessarily the same references.
        Specified by:
        equals in class Expression
        obj - the object to which we are comparing
      • hashCode

        public int hashCode()
        Computes the hashcode of an Expression. This method is used to see if two expressions might be equal.
        Specified by:
        hashCode in class Expression
      • clone

        protected java.lang.Object clone()
                                  throws java.lang.CloneNotSupportedException
        Creates a copy of expression. This method is used by the Expression.duplicate() method to make a deep copy of an expression tree.
        clone in class Expression