I recently started using Yii (former Kohana and Zend user) and Ive been playing around with the different database classes and its methods to construct and execute a query. While profiling the queries, I noticed extra queries were being executed when I used the command builder and its respective methods as opposed to writing out the sql and passing it to the createCommand method. For example, I run a query to see how many books belong to a user.
Method One (2 additional queries)
$criteria = new CDbCriteria();
$criteria->condition = ‘user_id = :userID’;
$criteria->params = array(’:userID’ => $userID);
return Yii::app()->db->commandBuilder->createCountCommand(‘books’, $criteria)->queryScalar();
The two additional queries shown when profiling the queries are
system.db.CDbCommand.query(SHOW CREATE TABLE
system.db.CDbCommand.query(SHOW COLUMNS FROM
Method Two (0 additional queries)
$sql = "SELECT COUNT(*)
FROM books WHERE user_id = :userID";
$parameters = array(’:userID’ => $userID);
Is there a specific reason as to why additional queries are being executed using method 1?
Thanks in advance