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from Interface import Interface

class IQuery(Interface):
  """
    A Query contains:
    - a value
    - an operator
    - a column

    It is the python representation of a predicate, independently of its
    rendering (SQL or SearchText).
    For SQL rendering to be possible, it is necesary for some data to be
    centralized in a data structure known at EntireQuery level (to be able to
    generate unique table aliases, for exemple). This is the role of
    ColumnMap, and registerColumnMap method on this interface.

    This interface also offers various rendering methods, one per rendering
    format.
  """

  def asSearchTextExpression(sql_catalog, column=None):
    """
      Render a query in a user-oriented SearchText.
      Returns None if there is this query has no SearchText representation,
      but is SearchText-aware.
      If column is provided, it must be used instead of local knowledge of
      column name. It is used to make queries inside a related key render
      correctly.
    """

  def asSQLExpression(sql_catalog, column_map, only_group_columns):
    """
      Render a query as an SQLExpression instance.
    """

  def registerColumnMap(sql_catalog, column_map):
    """
      Register a query to given column_map.
    """