storage/public/mozIStorageService.idl
author Karl Tomlinson <karlt+@karlt.net>
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:19:25 +1200
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/* -*- Mode: idl; tab-width: 2; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 2 -*- */
/* This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
 * License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
 * file, You can obtain one at http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/. */

#include "nsISupports.idl"

interface mozIStorageConnection;
interface nsIFile;

/**
 * The mozIStorageService interface is intended to be implemented by
 * a service that can create storage connections (mozIStorageConnection)
 * to either a well-known profile database or to a specific database file.
 *
 * This is the only way to open a database connection.
 */
[scriptable, uuid(fe8e95cb-b377-4c8d-bccb-d9198c67542b)]
interface mozIStorageService : nsISupports {
  /**
   * Get a connection to a named special database storage.
   *
   * @param aStorageKey a string key identifying the type of storage
   * requested.  Valid values include: "profile", "memory".
   *
   * @see openDatabase for restrictions on how database connections may be
   * used. For the profile database, you should only access it from the main
   * thread since other callers may also have connections.
   *
   * @returns a new mozIStorageConnection for the requested
   * storage database.
   *
   * @throws NS_ERROR_INVALID_ARG if aStorageKey is invalid.
   */
  mozIStorageConnection openSpecialDatabase(in string aStorageKey);

  /**
   * Open a connection to the specified file.
   *
   * Consumers should check mozIStorageConnection::connectionReady to ensure
   * that they can use the database.  If this value is false, it is strongly
   * recommended that the database be backed up with
   * mozIStorageConnection::backupDB so user data is not lost.
   *
   * ==========
   *   DANGER
   * ==========
   *
   * If you have more than one connection to a file, you MUST use the EXACT
   * SAME NAME for the file each time, including case. The sqlite code uses
   * a simple string compare to see if there is already a connection. Opening
   * a connection to "Foo.sqlite" and "foo.sqlite" will CORRUPT YOUR DATABASE.
   *
   * The connection object returned by this function is not threadsafe. You must
   * use it only from the thread you created it from.
   *
   * If your database contains virtual tables (f.e. for full-text indexes), you
   * must open it with openUnsharedDatabase, as those tables are incompatible
   * with a shared cache.  If you attempt to use this method to open a database
   * containing virtual tables, it will think the database is corrupted and
   * throw NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED.
   *
   * @param aDatabaseFile
   *        A nsIFile that represents the database that is to be opened..
   *
   * @returns a mozIStorageConnection for the requested database file.
   *
   * @throws NS_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY
   *         If allocating a new storage object fails.
   * @throws NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED
   *         If the database file is corrupted.
   */
  mozIStorageConnection openDatabase(in nsIFile aDatabaseFile);

  /**
   * Open a connection to the specified file that doesn't share a sqlite cache.
   *
   * Each connection uses its own sqlite cache, which is inefficient, so you
   * should use openDatabase instead of this method unless you need a feature
   * of SQLite that is incompatible with a shared cache, like virtual table
   * and full text indexing support. If cache contention is expected, for
   * instance when operating on a database from multiple threads, using
   * unshared connections may be a performance win.
   *
   * ==========
   *   DANGER
   * ==========
   *
   * If you have more than one connection to a file, you MUST use the EXACT
   * SAME NAME for the file each time, including case. The sqlite code uses
   * a simple string compare to see if there is already a connection. Opening
   * a connection to "Foo.sqlite" and "foo.sqlite" will CORRUPT YOUR DATABASE.
   *
   * The connection object returned by this function is not threadsafe. You must
   * use it only from the thread you created it from.
   *
   * @param aDatabaseFile
   *        A nsIFile that represents the database that is to be opened.
   *
   * @returns a mozIStorageConnection for the requested database file.
   *
   * @throws NS_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY
   *         If allocating a new storage object fails.
   * @throws NS_ERROR_FILE_CORRUPTED
   *         If the database file is corrupted.
   */
  mozIStorageConnection openUnsharedDatabase(in nsIFile aDatabaseFile);

  /*
   * Utilities
   */

  /**
   * Copies the specified database file to the specified parent directory with
   * the specified file name.  If the parent directory is not specified, it
   * places the backup in the same directory as the current file.  This function
   * ensures that the file being created is unique.
   *
   * @param aDBFile
   *        The database file that will be backed up.
   * @param aBackupFileName
   *        The name of the new backup file to create.
   * @param [optional] aBackupParentDirectory
   *        The directory you'd like the backup file to be placed.
   * @return The nsIFile representing the backup file.
   */
  nsIFile backupDatabaseFile(in nsIFile aDBFile, in AString aBackupFileName,
                             [optional] in nsIFile aBackupParentDirectory);
};

%{C++

#define MOZ_STORAGE_MEMORY_STORAGE_KEY    "memory"
#define MOZ_STORAGE_PROFILE_STORAGE_KEY   "profile"

%}