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Re: Perl with Sybase: sybperl or DBI/DBD::Sybase?

by busunsl (Vicar)
on Oct 29, 2001 at 12:51 UTC ( #121891=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl with Sybase: sybperl or DBI/DBD::Sybase?

When I use Perl and Sybase products together, DBI/DBD::Sybase is always the choice.

I don't need that finer level of control Sybperl is providing and it seems most need even less than DBD::Sybase is giving.
Consider the DBIx modules or even EZDBI, they offer the simplest way to SQL and I think that's the way most people go.

Perhaps it would be possible to incorporate some of the more sophisticated things into DBD::Sybase.
The DBD::Pg module offers a method called func which executes PostgreSQL specific functions in a consistent way.
That could be a way for DBD::Sybase to provide some specialties.

Asynchronous requests, this is great! I'd love to see that in DBD::Sybase.

You did a great job with Sybperl and DBD::Sybase, Michael!
Thanks a lot!

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Re: Re: Perl with Sybase: sybperl or DBI/DBD::Sybase?
by mpeppler (Vicar) on Oct 29, 2001 at 22:25 UTC
    There are a few Sybase specific calls that you can execute via $dbh->func(...) or $sth->func(...). In particular you can do native read/write of IMAGE/TEXT data that way.

    Michael

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