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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: finding out no. of records returned
Date: Apr 12 1999 8:31PM

Adam Witney writes:
 > Hello,
 > 
 > previously i used perl to interact with a Sybase ASA v6.0 server through
 > ODBC, i could print the number of records returned by a SELECT statement
 > using the line
 > 
 > print $sth->rows;
 > 
 > i have now switched to ASE 11.0.3.3 for linux and am using DBD-Sybase and
 > DBI, however the above line now always returns -1. Does this line not
 > function with the DBI and DBD-Sybase, and if so is there a simple
 > equivalent?

DBD::Sybase doesn't know how many rows were returned until all the
rows have been processed.

If it still prints -1 after you've fetched all the rows then you've
uncovered a bug...

Michael
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