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Re^2: Extracting only required length in a column in perl DBI

by Thomas Kennll (Acolyte)
on Jan 15, 2013 at 12:48 UTC ( #1013388=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Extracting only required length in a column in perl DBI
in thread Extracting only required length in a column in perl DBI

That will work.. But, I actually wanted to extract 6 characters for the 3 column... How do I achieve that??


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Re^3: Extracting only required length in a column in perl DBI
by marto (Bishop) on Jan 15, 2013 at 12:53 UTC

    Replace the 3 in my example with a 6, you should consider learning basic SQL.

      What I meant is something like this my ($ansb_cktid, $ansb_mcn, $ansb_soc) =unpack("A3 A3 A6")

        I'm of the mind set that you shouldn't pull back more data than you need then post process it, when you can easily return only what you need.

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