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How to use Apache::DBI with CGI scripts

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Contributed by nagesh on Oct 05, 2001 at 02:33 UTC
Q&A  > CGI programming


I am loading Apache::DBI module when the apache server starts.
I have
PerlModule Apache::DBI
in httpd.conf and

use Apache::DBI

and my CGI script looks like this
#! /usr/bin/perl
use strict;
use DBI;
use CGI;
my $date1=time();
my $database="blabla";
my $hostname="blabla";
my $dbh;
$dbh =DBI->connect("DBI:mysql:$database:$hostname","user","his") or die "could not connect to the database:$dbh->errstr\n";
etc., etc.,

the program shows the required results.
So, that should take care of persistant connections ,right??
In other words the connect request would be taken care by Apache::DBI??

how do i check?? if yes
I tried using
and tailing error_log
i see

3516 Apache::DBI PerlChildInitHandler
3516 Apache::DBI PerlChildInitHandler
3517 Apache::DBI PerlChildInitHandler
3517 Apache::DBI PerlChildInitHandler
3519 Apache::DBI PerlChildInitHandler
3519 Apache::DBI PerlChildInitHandler
3518 Apache::DBI PerlChildInitHandler
3518 Apache::DBI PerlChildInitHandler
Thu Oct 4 18:14:55 2001 notice Apache/1.3.19 (Unix) (Red-Hat/Linux) mod_ssl/2.8.1 OpenSSL/0.9.6 DAV/1.0.2 PHP/4.0.4pl1 mod_perl/1.24_01 configured -- resuming normal operations Thu Oct 4 18:14:55 2001 notice suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/sbin/suexec)

when apache starts but nothing when the page is refreshed.

Please help by answering as much as possible.
thanx in advance..

Answer: How to use Apache::DBI with CGI scripts
contributed by cjensen

In your startup script you need to call Apache::DBI->connect_on_init with the same parameters that you pass to DBI->connect.

Make sure things work without with vanilla DBI before adding the Apache::DBI layer.

Just look at netstat to see if there are open connections between your web servers and your database.

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