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Re: Where the advice to use DBI bind parameters can go wrong (long)

by hacker (Priest)
on Jun 17, 2002 at 14:05 UTC ( #175079=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Where the advice to use DBI bind parameters can go wrong (long)

For the record, I've never seen a mysql query with that syntax in production code (though this thread isn't limited to MySQL, I'm sure there are similar syntaxes in other RDBMS'). Normally I see the following:
$sth->prepare(qq{ SELECT name, url FROM table WHERE name LIKE %$name%});

This may not do what you expect:

$sth->prepare("SELECT * FROM companies WHERE name = ?");

I've been burned by the double-quotes in '$sth->prepare' also, so I have refrained from using them, especially with regard to their use with binds. In fact, your second example will not work with those bind parameters in double-quotes. All of the DBI books I've seen refer to qq// in these circumstances.

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Re: Re: Where the advice to use DBI bind parameters can go wrong (long)
by rdfield (Priest) on Jun 27, 2002 at 08:23 UTC
    hacker, the second example doesn't work because of the %$name being interpolated inside the double quotes. Single quotes is a saves a bit of typing over qq{}.

    As a solution to the initial problem pointed out by dws the work-around in Oracle is to use InterMedia indexes for full text searches of VARCHAR2 and LOB data. They can be a bit tricky to set up initially but do work well when you get them going (make sure you monitor the CTX server process).


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