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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: Re: what is the Perl DBI (for Sybase) equiv. to Sybperl DBROWS
Date: Dec 7 2001 4:27PM
Roleigh Martin writes:
> Thanks Michael!
> Here is what I did since your email - I created a kornshell job to convert
> the docs to PDF and I FTPed them to my windows computer and created icons
> pointing at them so I can bring them up with Adobe Acrobat reader.
> The two files are these sizes:
> 17732 Dec 06 17:21 DBD_SYBASE.pdf
> 66492 Dec 06 17:23 DBI.pdf
> if you don't object I can post them to the list -- but I won't until hearing
> from you first. I don't know what the list rules are for attachments.
Send them to me instead, and I'll post them to my web site (with
proper attributions, of course)
> At 03:58 PM 12/6/2001, Michael Peppler wrote:
> >Roleigh Martin writes:
> > >
> > > One question raised was -- what is the equivalent PERL DBI way to code
> > > (convert)
> > > 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.
> >There is no equivalent, really. $sth->execute will return TRUE if no
> >error was found, and you then have to call $sth->fetch_*() to see if
> >there were any rows.
> > > 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
> > > from
> > > the oreilly perl dbi book and we're curious if the latest version of perl
> > > dbd/dbi
> > > 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).
> >In general running "perldoc DBI" or "perldoc DBD::Sybase" should give
> >you the necessary information.
> >Michael Peppler - Data Migrations Inc. - http://www.mbay.net/~mpeppler
> >email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
> >International Sybase User Group - http://www.isug.com
Michael Peppler - Data Migrations Inc. - http://www.mbay.net/~mpeppler
email@example.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
International Sybase User Group - http://www.isug.com