Bug #28551 The warning 'No database selected' is reported when calling stored procedures
Submitted: 21 May 2007 7:09 Modified: 22 Jul 2007 18:23
Reporter: Asuka Kenji Siu Ching Pong (Basic Quality Contributor) Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Stored Routines Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:5.1.18-beta, 5.0 BK OS:Any
Assigned to: Konstantin Osipov
Tags: backport_050044SP1, No database selected, regression, stored procedure

[21 May 2007 7:09] Asuka Kenji Siu Ching Pong
This issue did not happen in 5.1.17.

In the 'How to repeat' session below, it shows that if the stored procedure is created and invoked ***WITHOUT FIRST EXECUTING A 'USE' STATEMENT***, the 'No database selected' warning will be reported. If a 'USE' statement is executed, even if the target database is different from the stored procedure's database, the warnings disappear.

This happens in both the Windows and the Linux binaries downloaded from MySQL. It seems that the 'sql_mode' system variable does not affect the result.

This behavior may be caused by a much more serious bug inside a core module. Besides, programmers (like me) may think that there are some bugs in their code (rather than in MySQL), and spend hours and hours debugging a non-existing bug in their code. So, I set the 'Severity' to 'S2'.

How to repeat:
mysql> CREATE PROCEDURE test.temp() begin end;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.02 sec)

mysql> CALL test.temp;
Query OK, 0 rows affected, 2 warnings (0.00 sec)

| Level | Code | Message              |
| Note  | 1046 | No database selected |
| Note  | 1046 | No database selected |
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> USE mysql;
Database changed

mysql> CALL test.temp;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
[21 May 2007 8:14] Sveta Smirnova
Thank you for the report.

Verified as described.

May be duplicate of bug #13616
[21 May 2007 8:20] Sveta Smirnova
Bug doesn't exists in versions 5.0.41 an 5.1.17
[4 Jul 2007 22:20] Bugs System
A patch for this bug has been committed. After review, it may
be pushed to the relevant source trees for release in the next
version. You can access the patch from:


ChangeSet@1.2514, 2007-07-05 02:20:32+04:00, kostja@bodhi.(none) +4 -0
  A fix and a teset case for Bug#28551 The warning 
  'No database selected' is reported when calling stored procedures
  Remove the offending warning introduced by the fix for Bug
  This minimal patch relies on the intrinsic knowledge of the fact that
  mysql_change_db is never called with 'force_switch' set to TRUE
  when such a warning may be needed:
   * every stored routine belongs to a database (unlike, e.g., a 
  user defined function, which does not), so if we're activating the
  database of a stored routine, it can never be NULL.
  Therefore, this branch is never called for activation.
   * if we're restoring the 'old' current database after routine
  execution is complete, we should not issue a warning, since it's OK to 
  call a routine without having previously selected the current database.
  TODO: 'force_switch' is an ambiguous flag, since we do not actually
  have to 'force' the switch in case of stored routines at all.
  When we activate the routine's database, we should perform
  all the checks as in case of 'use db', and so we already do (in this
  case 'force_switch' is unused).
  When we load a routine into cache, we should not use mysql_change_db
  at all, since there it's enough to call thd->reset_db(). We
  do it this way for triggers, but code for routines is different (wrongly). 
  TODO: bugs are lurking in replication, since it bypasses mysql_change_db
  and calls thd->[re_]set_db to set the current database.
  The latter does not change thd->db_charset, thd->sctx->db_access
  and thd->variables.collation_database (and this may have nasty side
  These todo items are to be addressed in a separate patch, if at all.
[12 Jul 2007 18:29] Konstantin Osipov
Actually queued it into 5.0-runtime (a small patch).
[17 Jul 2007 15:29] Bugs System
Pushed into 5.0.48
[17 Jul 2007 15:31] Bugs System
Pushed into 5.1.21-beta
[22 Jul 2007 18:23] Paul Dubois
Noted in 5.0.48, 5.1.21 changelogs.

If a stored procedure was created and invoked prior to selecting a
default database with USE, a No database selected error occurred.
[11 Sep 2007 21:25] Keith Mendoza
This issue might be more an issue with the UPDATE statement, than the stored procedure. I attempted to execute an UPDATE statement involving 3 tables without first executing a USE database, and I got the same error warning. However, after I executed "use mysql" then reran the statement it worked.