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table creation from DBI handle infoby water (Deacon)
|on Mar 31, 2006 at 00:57 UTC||Need Help??|
water has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
This sounds like a problem others must have solved, so I'm looking for any pointers to modules or scripts.
I have a DBI handle to a funky datasource via ODBC. The funky datasource is quickbooks thru a purchased QB odbc driver.
I want to generate a CREATE TABLE statement for a mysql database using info from the DBI handle -- the column names, the types, the primary key(s), etc.
The idea is to mirror a QB table into a mysql database, sorta like this:
Any pointers toward existing code #2, before rolling my own?
PS If you're asking 'why', it is because client needs to integrate QB billing data with telephony data from other systems, and those other systems pour log data into a mysql db.