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  1. Teiid
  2. TEIID-2450

Like criteria with 'Z' before wildcards throw an exception


    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: 8.2
    • Fix Version/s: 8.4
    • Component/s: Query Engine
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      If query contains letter 'Z' before wildcard (for example, query contains following part: MY_COLUMN LIKE 'BAZ_BAR') then exception is thrown:

      Caused by: java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: fromKey > toKey
      at java.util.TreeMap$NavigableSubMap.<init>(TreeMap.java:1240)
      at org.teiid.dqp.internal.process.RecordTable.processQuery(RecordTable.java:189)

      The reason of the problem is following.
      BaseIndexInfo.processCriteria() in order to build "less then" conditon from LIKE increments the code of last character in condition prefix:

      this.addCondition(i, new Constant(prefix.substring(0, prefix.length() -1) + (char) (prefix.charAt(prefix.length()-1)+1)), CompareCriteria.LE);

      If prefix happens to end in uppercase letter 'Z' then after increment it becomes '['.
      But TempMetadataStore uses String.CaseInsensitiveComparator:
      public TempMetadataStore()

      { this(new TreeMap<String, TempMetadataID>(String.CASE_INSENSITIVE_ORDER)); }

      And String API documentation clearly says that comparison is performed against lowercase versions. Therefore 'Z' is converted to 'z'.
      And later when trying to get subtree with lower bound = 'Z' and upper bound = '[' and exception is thrown because in fact 'z' is lesser then '['

      Other than this exception it also has another problem. If we do query MY_COLUMN LIKE 'BA@_BAR' then upper condition would be 'A' (next character after '@').
      But due to lowercase comparison it will be converted to 'a', so values like 'BAB_BAR', 'BAC_BAR', ... 'BA^_BAR' all would be returned because 'B', 'C', ..., '^' are between '@' and 'a'.

      I suggest either using case sensitive map (with prior conversion of all values to upper case) or converting values in BaseIndexInfo.processCriteria() into lower case.

      I also worry about CompareCriteria.LE in BaseIndexInfo.processCriteria(). Shouldn't it be strictly less? with less or equal when querying 'AAA_' you will get 'AAB_' values as well.

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              • Assignee:
                shawkins Steven Hawkins
                paul.lysak Paul Lysak
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