Thanks everyone for putting up with my incomplete posting and giving their advice. I did leave out that I am working in a Windoze environment and connecting to a MSSQL database....
Anyway, it was as defining an ODBC connection in ControlPanel and using a DBI->connect.
So thanks for the mind-reading and feel free to let me know of the deficiencies of any future posts!
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