Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl Monk, Perl Meditation
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

There have been a number of replies now that give a more "ideal" solution. But let's take the OP at face value (as reinforced by a later comment) and accept that he has restrictions that preclude the "better" solutions.

Doing that yields the simpler (but not "ideal" from a DB perspective) of this:

my $memberstr = join('|',@member);

One should probably trim any possible leading and/or trailing whitespace just to be safe. Is this an ideal solution? No. Can it be converted to a better solution later if desired? Yes, and without much hassle.

So rather than point all the problems that the OP has with this (at great length in some cases) just take the OP at his word that he understands all of this and appears to have restrictions that dictate that the less than ideal solution be used.

It helps to remember that the primary goal is to drain the swamp even when you are hip-deep in alligators.

In reply to Re: Storing multiple value field in a MySQL database by boftx
in thread Storing multiple value field in a MySQL database by mba777

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others surveying the Monastery: (10)
    As of 2014-09-16 16:17 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      How do you remember the number of days in each month?











      Results (34 votes), past polls