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Re^4: Extracting only required length in a column in perl DBI

by Thomas Kennll (Acolyte)
on Jan 15, 2013 at 13:08 UTC ( #1013395=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Extracting only required length in a column in perl DBI
in thread Extracting only required length in a column in perl DBI

What I meant is something like this my ($ansb_cktid, $ansb_mcn, $ansb_soc) =unpack("A3 A3 A6")
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Re^5: Extracting only required length in a column in perl DBI
by marto (Bishop) on Jan 15, 2013 at 14:02 UTC

    I'm of the mind set that you shouldn't pull back more data than you need then post process it, when you can easily return only what you need.

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