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$DBI::errstr is always undefby spivey3587 (Acolyte)
|on Mar 02, 2007 at 21:49 UTC||Need Help??|
spivey3587 has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
We recently upgraded DBD::Oracle to 1.16 (from 1.12) and since then it seems that $DBI::errstr is never set. This happens on any error such as a prepare, execute, or connection error. Has anyone heard of a bug with this specific version? I saw nothing in the version change log. I didn't personally do the upgrade, but I didn't read that there are special switches needed during installation to turn this on. We're running perl 5.6.2, DBI 1.35, and Oracle 10g in a pool of linux servers.
Code like this no longer produces the expected results saying that the column is invalid:
I see lots of indicators that $DBI::errstr is undef, mainly the -w switch output about using an uninit'd value. I've also seen errstr=undef when I turn DBI->trace on. Has anyone heard of this issue or know of a work-around? I've tried every trapping mechanism I know of, but none work indicating that it must be a lower-level issue with our DBD::Oracle upgrade (and because it works fine on other machines that were left on DBD 1.12).