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From: Stephen dot Sprague at msdw dot com
Subject: CPAN Upload: S/SP/SPRAGST/Sybase-Xfer-0.1.tar.gz (fwd)
Date: Nov 19 2000 3:42PM
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Alright. I've finally followed through on my threats to upload this
module to CPAN. As a reminder, it facilitates the tranferring of data
from one server to another (w/o using cross-server join mechanism) and
has a boat load of options avialable to the user.
The main complaint is it uses Sybase::DBlib. I know. I plan on changing
that in one of the later releases. But, beyond that, in a multi-server
environment this module may be your ticket to ride.
Here's the README. If you want more info then the pod is the next place
to check. And, by all means, PLEASE contact me with any suggestions
and/or feedback - good or bad!
Sybase::Xfer transfers data between two Sybase servers with multiple
options like specifying a where_clause, a smart auto_delete option,
pump data from a perl sub to name a few.
Also comes with a command line wrapper, sybxfer.
INSTALLATION (the usual)
perl Makefile.PL [ LIB= ]
Requires Perl Version 5.005 or beyond
$h = new Sybase::Xfer( %options );
DESCRIPTION (from the pod)
If you're in an environment with multiple servers and you don't want to
use cross-server joins then this module may be worth a gander. It
transfers data from one server to another server row-by-row in memory
w/o using an intermediate file.
To juice things up it can take data from any set of sql commands as long
as the output of the sql matches the definition of the target table. And
it can take data from a perl subroutine if you're into that.
It also has some smarts to delete rows in the target table before the
data is transferred by several methods. See the -truncate_flag,
-delete_flag and -auto_delete switches.
Everything is controlled by switch settings sent has a hash to the
module. In essence one describes the from source and the to source and
the module takes it from there.
An attempt was made to build in hooks for robust error reporting via
perl callbacks. By default, it will print to stderr the data, the column
names, and their datatypes upon error. This is especially useful when
sybase reports attempt to load an oversized row warning message.
More recently the code has been tweaked to handle the condition where
data is bcp'ed into a table but the row already exists and the desired
result to replace the row. Originally, the -delete_flag option was meant
for this condition. ie. clean out the table via the -where_clause before
the bcp in was to occur. If this is action is too drastic, however, by
using the -auto_delete option one can be more precise and force only
those rows about to be inserted to be deleted before the bcp in begins.
It will bcp the 'key' information to a temp table, run a delete (in a
loop so as not to blow any log space) via a join between the temp table
and target table and then begin the bcp in. It's weird but in the right
situation it may be exactly what you want. Typically used to manually
replicate a table.
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