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From: Roleigh Martin <rol at uhc dot com>
Subject: Re: what is the Perl DBI (for Sybase) equiv. to Sybperl DBROWS cmd?
Date: Dec 6 2001 9:32PM

Two small questions -- we have some old perl 4/sybperl programs that we are
converting to perl 5.6/with perl DBI for sybase.

One question raised was -- what is the equivalent PERL DBI way to code 
use of the old Sybperl DBROWS command especially for when used against the
results of a select command.  DBROWS would return basically TRUE or FALSE if
rows were returned from a select command without having to read through the
rows if you chosed not to.

Second question, where does the Perl DBD/DBI documentation get installed on a
unix box typically -- we've been doing our coding of perl dbi just straight 
the oreilly perl dbi book and we're curious if the latest version of perl 
has more commands or better documentation on various perl dbi/dbd commands.
A pointer to a directory name on your box will do just fine (no need to provide
box name or usercode).

last, is there a freeware windows program to view perl pod files?  I downloaded
the trial version of optiperl which is supposed to contain a perl pod 
viewer but
when I pulled up a pod file it was no different than a plain editor pulling 
it up.
pointers to any freeware appreciated.


Roleigh Martin