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From: philip mikal <philipm at nafohq dot hp dot com>
Subject: RE: help with inserting text
Date: Mar 11 1998 10:16PM

Tuan:

I believe that you can insert up to 128k of text using a standard insert.  If 
your strings are longer that that, someone else will have to answer, as I 
have not used dbwritetext(). 

Regards,


Philip


> 
> Hi,
>   Can you give an example of using dbwritetext() to put long text to
> TEXT columns as a replacement of this code sample ?
> Tuan Pham
> 
> 
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From:	philip mikal [SMTP:philipm@nafohq.hp.com]
> >Sent:	Wednesday, February 18, 1998 4:48 PM
> >To:	SYBPERL-L@trln.lib.unc.edu
> >Subject:	Re: help with inserting text
> >
> >Hello again!
> >
> >FYI, after much frustration and lots of help from this list, the final
> >solution
> >for my problem is listed below.  I would have been lost without everyone's 
> >help - especially Michael, for recommending the qq() method, which was the 
> >final element to functionality.
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >
> >Philip Mikal
> >
> >------------------------------
> >sub loadindexdata {
> >
> >open (LINKS, "index.data") || &CgiDie ("I am sorry, but I was
> >	not able to open the link database.   The value I have is
> >	index.data. Would you please check the path and the permission.");
> >
> >while ()
> >	{
> >	$_ = $dbh->dbsafestr($_);
> >	($link_title, $id, $unique_id, $link_url, $link_description, $author_email,
> >$author_name) = split (/\|/, $_);
> >	$select = qq(insert into link_table values ("$link_title", $id, $unique_id,
> >"$link_url", "$link_description"));
> >	$dbh->dbcmd("$select");
> >	$dbh->dbsqlexec;
> >	$select = qq(insert into link_owners_table values ($unique_id,
> >"$author_name", "$author_email"));
> >	$dbh->dbcmd("$select");
> >	$dbh->dbsqlexec;
> >	}
> >close (LINKS);
> >}
> >
> >------------------------------
> >
> >> 
> >> cchrysos@ovid.com wrote:
> >> > 
> >> > It looks like Philip forgot to surround the character strings with
> >>quotes.
> >> > I believe single quotes will work without confusing Perl.
> >> > 
> >> > My example:
> >> > 
> >> > $select = "insert into link_table values ('$link_title', '$id',
> >> > '$unique_id', '$link_url', '$link_description')"
> >> > 
> >> > Quoting isn't necessary for numeric datatypes like int, float, decimal,
> >>and
> >> > so on. So, in this example, if the column for $id is an int, it doesn't
> >> > need quotes.
> >> 
> >> Note that T-SQL becomes confused if the strings being inserted
> >> (say $link_title) itself contains the ' or " character.
> >> 
> >> To minimize this problem I usually use the qq() quoting operator
> >> to quote the entire string, and then use " to quote strings in the
> >> insert statement. Any string that is to be inserted that
> >> contains the " character needs to be checked, and the " duplicated, eg
> >> 
> >> 	$link_title =~ s/"/""/g;
> >> 
> >> Michael
> >> -- 
> >> Michael Peppler       -||-  Data Migrations Inc.
> >> mpeppler@datamig.com  -||-  http://www.mbay.net/~mpeppler
> >> 
> >
>