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Re^3: perl mysql - INSERT INTO, 157 columns

by graff (Chancellor)
on May 02, 2014 at 16:52 UTC ( #1084812=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: perl mysql - INSERT INTO, 157 columns
in thread perl mysql - INSERT INTO, 157 columns

Given that the OP specifically mentioned mysql, I would not have posted the approach using "describe" if it didn't work in mysql.

As for your alternative (for cases where "describe" doesn't work), I would hope that any type of database covered by DBD would at least support "select * from foo limit 1", and this would be a prudent usage for the task at hand, whether or not you actually need to execute the query in order to get field names.

(BTW, thanks for the reminder about $")


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Re^4: perl mysql - INSERT INTO, 157 columns
by choroba (Abbot) on May 02, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
    any type of database covered by DBD would at least support "select * from foo limit 1"
    Unfortunately, MS SQL Server throws an error:
    Incorrect syntax near '1'

    What works, though, is

    SELECT TOP 1 * FROM table
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Re^4: perl mysql - INSERT INTO, 157 columns
by gsiems (Chaplain) on May 02, 2014 at 18:17 UTC
    One would hope. However, last time I looked (v 11R2), Oracle still didn't support either limit or offset (you can fake it with rownum, but that's ugly).

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