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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: sql.pl?
Date: Jun 7 1999 6:28PM

Louis Proyect writes:
 > I am somewhat puzzled by something. I execute "sql" in the following
 > statement: 
 > 
 > @res = $dbh->sql("select count(*) from ALL_TRANS");
 > 
 > Is this the same sql that is found in sql.pl, the script which comes with a
 > standard sybase installation? The reason I am confused is that in the past
 > I had to invoke it with a require statement, but now that I am using the
 > "Use Sybase::DBLib" statement, the require is omitted. Does Perl find the
 > script without a require statement? Or is the "sql" being invoked something
 > different from the good old sql.pl that I am used to.

This is a different sql() call. The one that is called with a require
is the one that is compatible with the sql() from sybperl 1.x. This
one (the one in Sybase::DBlib) returns references to rows, instead of
joining each row together with the ~ character.

Michael
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