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From: "Scott Zetlan" <scottzetlan at aol dot com>
Subject: RE: Sybase BCP
Date: Feb 28 2002 4:32PM

Michael Peppler writes:
> Scott Zetlan writes:
>  > If you don't need to do any of that, just call the Sybase
> utility -- but
>  > don't use system(); open a pipe instead:
>  > open (BCP, "bcp... |");
>
> Or you can use backticks:
>
> my $bcp_output = `bcp ....`;
>

But then you have to wait for the process to complete before you can examine
its output.  Opening a pipe from it allows you to report on the progress of
the bulk-copy as it's in progress.

Of course, there's more than one way to do it :)  Use whatever works in your
situation.

Scott