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Re^3: How to find MySQL database exist or not

by Marshall (Monsignor)
on Sep 03, 2011 at 04:06 UTC ( #923959=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: How to find MySQL database exist or not
in thread How to find MySQL database exist or not

I think that you are mixing up a couple of things.

There is a dataset name ($dsn) which is a mySQL database on a particular host name and port number. That has to exist or you are going "nowhere"!

If the $dsn exists, then you can attempt to connect to it. This is where the user name and passwords are required.

my $dsn = "DBI:mysql:database=$database;host=$hostname;port=$port" || die "DB data set name failed $!\n"; # # second step # # my $dbh = DBI->connect($dsn, $user, $password) || die "DB connect failed $!\n";
The $dsn and the final connected handle, $dbh are very different things.

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