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Re^2: How to give a database as an input in a perl script?

by dsheroh (Prior)
on May 31, 2012 at 09:38 UTC ( #973478=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: How to give a database as an input in a perl script?
in thread How to give a database as an input in a perl script?

Generic version:
use strict; use warnings; use DBI; my $dbh = DBI->connect(...); my @tables = $dbh->tables(undef, undef, undef, 'TABLE'); print "$_\n" for @tables;
The tables method should work for all databases supported by DBI. Sending a show tables query is MySQL-specific - I know it doesn't work with SQLite databases and, from long-gone memory, I'm pretty sure PostgreSQL wouldn't like it either. Any other database engine, I can only say "seems unlikely".

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