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From: "Lin, Arthur" <arthur at lehman dot com>
Subject: RE: Sybase BCP
Date: Mar 4 2002 8:50PM

Mike,

you look like an instant help desk to us.
your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Regards,
 
Arthur Lin
 
 


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Peppler [mailto:mpeppler@peppler.org]
Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 3:46 PM
To: SybPerl Discussion List
Subject: RE: Sybase BCP


Lin, Arthur writes:
 >
 > Mike,
 >
 > Does system() inherit exactly same environment ?

Yes.

system is really just a fork/exec...

Michael


 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: Michael Peppler [mailto:mpeppler@peppler.org]
 > Sent: Monday, March 04, 2002 3:34 PM
 > To: SybPerl Discussion List
 > Subject: RE: Sybase BCP
 >
 >
 > Brad_Ziegler@notes.mdor.state.mn.us writes:
 >  >
 >  > Is there any particular reason not to use system( )?  I'm not an
expert,
 > so
 >  > I'm curious.
 >
 > If you use system() you loose the output from the bcp
 > command. Depending one the situation this may not be a problem,
 > though.
 >
 > Michael
 >
 >  >                     Michael Peppler
 >  >                      List 
 >  >                     rg>                        cc:
 >  >                     Sent by:                   Subject:     RE: Sybase
 > BCP
 >  >                     owner-SYBPERL-L@lis
 >  >                     t.cren.net
 >  >
 >  >
 >  >                     02/28/02 10:37 AM
 >  >                     Please respond to
 >  >                     SYBPERL-L
 >  >
 >  >
 >  >
 >  >
 >  >
 >  > Scott Zetlan writes:
 >  >  > 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.
 >  >
 >  > Correct, although I suspect that bcp will buffer its output when
 >  > writing to a pipe, in which case you'll have to wait until 1k has been
 >  > written to the output before getting any data.
 >  >
 >  >  > Of course, there's more than one way to do it :)  Use whatever
works
 > in
 >  > your
 >  >  > situation.
 >  >
 >  > Indeed.
 >  >
 >  > Michael
 >  > --
 >  > Michael Peppler                              Data Migrations, Inc.
 >  > mpeppler@peppler.org           *or*          mpeppler@mbay.net
 >  > http://www.mbay.net/~mpeppler
 >  > International Sybase User Group: http://www.isug.com
 >  >
 >  >
 >  >
 >  >
 >
 > --
 > Michael Peppler                              Data Migrations, Inc.
 > mpeppler@peppler.org           *or*          mpeppler@mbay.net
 > http://www.mbay.net/~mpeppler
 > International Sybase User Group: http://www.isug.com
 >
 >
 >
 >
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