Another advantage of this way might be if you often use default values for some of the columns in the table - this version won't fall over if you only pass it the arguments relevant to the non-default values - i.e. you can give it as many or as few args as you want, so long as you have good default values defined in the db.
I must say, I wish I could have voted for Ovid
's node more than once - it helped me a lot.
§ George Sherston
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