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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: Re: Moving to a specific row
Date: Aug 31 2000 5:17PM

Andrew Armstrong writes:
 > All I want to do is mimic the following PHP function in perl
 > 
 > 
 > 	int sybase_data_seek (int result_identifier, int row_number)
 > 
 > 	Returns: true on success, false on failure 
 > 
 > 	sybase_data_seek() moves the internal row pointer of the Sybase 
 > 	result associated with the specified result identifier to pointer 
 > 	to the specifyed row number. The next call to sybase_fetch_row() 
 > 	would return that row. 
 > 
 > I can write my own function to do this but ff there is a way to do this in
 > Sybase::CTlib I would love to know how.

I'd be interested in seeing the C code for that PHP function. AFAIK
the only way to do this is to actually fetch the rows...

Michael


 > 
 > Quoting Michael Peppler :
 > 
 > > Andrew Armstrong writes:
 > >  > I routinely have to report large numbers of database table rows to a
 > > web page
 > >  > and was having a problem limiting the number of rows I display using
 > > the
 > >  > standard CTlib methods. I can use set rowcount xxxx but this only
 > > limits the
 > >  > resultset to the first xxxx rows. I want to be able to move the
 > > resultset to a
 > >  > row that I choose. I can do this in PHP and was wondering how the
 > > best way to do
 > >  > this in Perl would be.
 > >  > 
 > >  > The only solution that i have found is to call ct_fetch() xxxx times
 > > and ignore
 > >  > the results or to use ct_sql to move the results into an array and
 > > start at the
 > >  > xxxx element. Neither of these seem very good for system performace.
 > >  > 
 > > 
 > > I don't see how PHP could do this any better than perl. It is limited
 > > by what Sybase understands, and in this particular case it is limited
 > > by the way SQL works.
 > > 
 > > As SQL is set-based you can't say "get me rows x through y". Instead
 > > you have to use an appropriately constructed where clause that will
 > > give you the next x rows.
 > > 
 > > Michael
 > > -- 
 > > Michael Peppler         -||-  Data Migrations Inc.
 > > mpeppler@peppler.org    -||-  http://www.mbay.net/~mpeppler
 > > Int. Sybase User Group  -||-  http://www.isug.com
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 > > 
 > 
 > 
 > 
 > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 > Andrew Armstrong                                          andrew@qdebit.com
 > Chief E-Commerce Engineer                                 http://www.qdebit.com
 > AMIS , LLC.
 > 

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