in reply to Re: Re: Perl with Sybase: sybperl or DBI/DBD::Sybase?
in thread Perl with Sybase: sybperl or DBI/DBD::Sybase?
As I mentioned, Sybase::BCP is one I rely on, coupled with DBlib I use it to do all my data transfers. The two are well suited since BCP is based on DBlib. My concern lies with the changes in the Sybase client i.e., how does BCP match up with the changes in datatypes? This is something we havenít had to deal with yet. It would seem there would be some issues there. Would feel more comfortable to see CTlib have full access to the BCP API. But that seems more of a Sybase issue.
As far as DBI is concerned, if in the future it also could have access to the BCP API. I move a lot of data. With the ability to pluggin to different DBMSí it would be an added bonus to move data in bulk from one platform to another, using the appropriate bulkload APIís.