I think the rows are truncated to prevent really large objects from printing hard-to-read representations.

But, I think you're code may be just a bit off...

def results():
   row = AttendanceRecord.select ()
   for i in row:
       print i

When you call the .select() method, you get a resultset object back.  Here's a quick snippet from my interpreter:

In [17]: Test.select()
Out[17]: <SelectResults at 10d17b0>

What's a SelectResults object?  Well, my poor-man's definition is - "it's an iterator for pulling SQLObjects from the database".  Of course that only scratches the surface.  You can see more here -> http://www.sqlobject.org/class-sqlobject.sresults.SelectResults.html

Anyway, according to your variable names in your results function, you're actually iterating through a `row'.  However, you're really iterating over a SelectResults object.  So, to lessen the confusion, you should write your function like this:

def results()
    for row in AttendanceRecord.select():
        print row.sqlmeta.asDict()

The asDict method returns the `row' as a dictionary.  So you can see `everything' without truncation.
   
hth,
jw

On 6/18/07, Bill Denney <denney@seas.upenn.edu> wrote:
Matt Richardson wrote:
> Sorry for what is probably a painfully obvious question, but I can't
> figure out why this:
>
> def results():
>     row = AttendanceRecord.select()
>     for i in row:
>         print i
>
> produces this:
>
> <AttendanceRecord 1L sid='831649232' timeIn='datetime.datetime...)'>
> <AttendanceRecord 2L sid='831649232' timeIn=' datetime.datetime...)'>
>
> Specifically, why is each row truncated?  I've only been at sqlobject
> for a couple of days and I like it a lot more than mysqldb, but this
> is driving me a little nutty.
>
It just shows summary data.  If you want to see everything, you can do
something like:

def results():
    row = AttendanceRecord.select()
    for i in row:
        print "%d %s %s" % ( i.id, i.sid, i.timeIn)

There may be a way to make it print everything as well, but I don't know
that.

Bill

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