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Re: Simple DBI handle caching.

by Your Mother (Canon)
on May 11, 2011 at 17:28 UTC ( #904201=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Simple DBI handle caching.

...don't need or want the ache of defining a schema...

Schema generation with DBIC is generally trivial. Some special needs can definitely be a pain for a novice with the kit, I know. I'm not saying you need to use DBIC but it's really quite excellent and in the past your code style and mine have lined-up well so I recommend it to you.

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Comment on Re: Simple DBI handle caching.
Re^2: Simple DBI handle caching.
by kyle (Abbot) on May 11, 2011 at 17:52 UTC

    I've generated a schema from an existing database before, and I agree it's pretty easy. What it came up with was a tree full of files that described every field of every table in the database. I want to avoid that for a couple of reasons.

    1. The database I'm working with is old and huge and has been through a lot of bad design. I'd be surprised if the result "just works."
    2. The program I have is just one file, and I'd like to keep it that way.
    3. The environment I'm in is mostly "not Perl." I'm writing this as a sysadmin outside the support of the developer population, so I can expect future database changes behind my back.

    All of the work of my little program is done in one table. I have one SELECT and one UPDATE (each run many times with different parameters), and that's it. I'm not doing a ton of ugly stuff that DBIC would save me.

    Anyway, it looks like DBIx::Connector will do what I want, and my quick hack works too. If DBIx::Class can do the job without tangling me up in future work, I'd love to learn how.

    As an aside, I'm touched that you remember me after all my absence.

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