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Re: Re: Re: DBD::CSV - how to install? (FTP only)

by jZed (Prior)
on Dec 14, 2003 at 20:18 UTC ( #314676=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Re: DBD::CSV - how to install? (FTP only)
in thread DBD::CSV - how to install? (FTP only)

I've packed everything you'll need for DBD::AnyData (except DBI) into AnyData-Standalone It will allow you to install all of the pre-required modules (all maintained by me, BTW) with only FTP access. Here's the README for AnyData-Standalone:

AnyData::Standalone -- install AnyData without make or compile

WHAT IT IS (AND ISN'T)

 This package includes all of the files needed to install AnyData
 and DBD::AnyData.  It is *only* for extreme cases where you can't
 use CPAN or PPM or manual install (for example if you only have
 FTP access to a server or you are installing onto a PDA or other
 limited environment).  If you are using this package to avoid
 learning how to install modules, please don't do that.  Learn to
 install modules, it will really, really help you in the long run.

HOW TO INSTALL

 Unpack this package in the desired location (or unpack it locally and
 then FTP the resulting MyLib directory to the final location).  In
 scripts that call the modules put this at the top:

     use lib 'path/MyLib';   # path = wherever you unpacked MyLib

 This package does not include DBI.  If you want to use DBD::AnyData,
 you'll need to install DBI separately.  DBI also has a Pure Perl
 version that can be installed without compile or make, see the DBI
 and DBI::PurePerl docs for further info.

WHAT VERSIONS ARE INCLUDED

     AnyData        0.08
     DBD::AnyData   0.06
     DBD::File      0.22
     SQL::Statement 1.005

=head1 DOCUMENTATION
 
 The documentation for each module is included with the module, use
 perldoc <module_name> or just read the pod section in a text viewer
 or look up the docs online at http://search.cpan.org/~jzucker/.


Comment on Re: Re: Re: DBD::CSV - how to install? (FTP only)
Re: Re: Re: Re: DBD::CSV - how to install? (FTP only)
by lwicks (Pilgrim) on Dec 14, 2003 at 21:25 UTC
    FANTASTIC!!

    Sir, you are a scholar and a gentleman!

    ---
    Kia Kaha, Kia Toa, Kia Manawanui!
    Be Strong, Be Brave, Be perservering!
Re: Re: Re: Re: DBD::CSV - how to install? (FTP only)
by lwicks (Pilgrim) on Dec 14, 2003 at 21:53 UTC
    Hi again,
    still struggling here, would appreciate it if someone could help me with the below code which fails.

    The below code fails on the line:
    $dbh->func( 'users', 'CSV', 'users.csv' 'ad_catalog');

    Cheers!

    -----------------

    #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; require 'html.pl'; use lib './MyLib'; use DBI; my $dbh = DBI->connect('dbi:AnyData(RaiseError=>1):'); $dbh->func( 'users', 'CSV', 'users.csv' 'ad_catalog'); my $sth = $dbh->prepare("SELECT surname FROM users"); $sth->execute(); while (my $row = $sth->fetch) { print "@$row\n"; } # define variables header(); print("<table width='90%'>"); print("<TR valign='top'><TD width='30%'>"); print ("Menu<BR>"); print ("====<BR>"); print ("<a href='create-user.cgi'>Create New User</a><BR>"); print ("Login User<BR>"); print ("User Admin<BR>"); print("</TD>"); print("<TD>"); print ("CREATE USER<BR>"); print ("==========<BR>"); print ("This is where the code to create new users will be place +d"); print ("<P>"); print ("USER VARIABLES<HR>"); my %user_data = qw( id blank first_name blank surname blank date_of_birth blank email blank password blank active blank last_login blank create_date blank earnings blank cash blank judoka_limit blank sensei_limit blank dojo_limit blank team_limit blank rank blank ); open (OUTFILE, ">./user_data/test_user"); while (($a, $b) = each(%user_data)){ print ("Key = $a and its value is $b<BR>"); print OUTFILE ("$a\n$b"); } close (OUTFILE); print ("<HR>USERS ON SYSTEM<HR>"); opendir(USERS, "./user_data"); while ( my $name = readdir(USERS)) { if ($name ne '.' and $name ne '..') { print ("<a href='./user_data/$name'>$n +ame</a><BR>"); } } closedir(USERS); print("</TR>"); print("</table>");
    Kia Kaha, Kia Toa, Kia Manawanui!
    Be Strong, Be Brave, Be perservering!

      The below code fails on the line: $dbh->func( 'users', 'CSV', 'users.csv' 'ad_catalog');

      What is the error or warning message you get?

      Update oh never mind, I just spotted it (although in the future please always show the error message rather than just saying "it failed"). The problem here is that you don't have a comma between 'users.csv' and 'ad_catalog'. If you copied that from the docs and the docs look like that, please let me know where so I can fix it :-).
        Jeff, thanks for your help on this, you'd never guess I am a Noob eh?! Okay, I am almost there, I have read access working and am attempting to add a record/row to the database file and get the following error:
        CREATE NEW USER start of the data about to open the DB SQL ERROR: Bad table or column name '\?QI0?' has chars not alphanumeri +c or underscore! DBD::AnyData::db prepare failed: SQL ERROR: Bad tabl +e or column name '\?QI0?' has chars not alphanumeric or underscore! result = about to insert the new record
        Please ignore the comments they are just print statements I have been using to tell me what is going on. The code I have written is below:
        #!/usr/bin/perl -w # --------------------------------------------- # create-user.cgi - Create by Lance Wicks # e-judo.sourceforge.net # This is free open source software! Released under GPL # # Description: # This script adds a new user to the users database # # History: # ======== # 20 December 2003, Lance Wicks - Created initial file. # use strict; # force strict programming controls use CGI qw(:standard); # use the CGI.PM module use lib './MyLib'; # use the modules in MyLib, this is the DBD::Anydat +a used for database activities use DBI; # This calls the DBI module, which along with the line above +allows us to do database activities print header(), start_html("e-Judo Test Area"), h1("CREATE NEW USER"); + # This line uses CGI.PM to to create the webpage if (param()){ # If there is a parameter(or parameters) then validate, + else show the login screen. # the following lines are excecuted if paramaters HAVE been entered print p("start of the data"); my $ID = param("ID"); # the next few lines alocate the in +fo from the completed form to variables. my $first_name = param("first_name"); my $surname = param("surname"); my $date_of_birth = param("date_of_borth"); my $email = param("email"); my $password = param("ejudopass"); # now give values to the other user data field variables my $active = "NO"; # the user is not immediately active +, we will email them first. my $last_login = "now"; # set the last login time to now my $create_date = "now"; # set the date we created this u +ser to now as well my $earnings = 0; # They have not earned any thing yet so + set it to Zero my $cash = 50; # This is their cash on hand, lets give th +em 50 credits by default my $judoka_limit = 1; # They can create 1 Judoka my $sensei_limit = 0; # They can NOT create a sensei (YET +) my $dojo_limit = 0; # They can not create a Dojo my $team_limit = 0; # They can not create a team my $rank = "Novice"; # They are a novice user to start wi +th # Add in some data validation here!!!! # Next connect to the database and check if they exist al +ready. print p("about to open the DB"); my $dbh = DBI->connect('dbi:AnyData(RaiseError=>1):'); # +tell DBI we want to use the Anydata module in ./MyLibs $dbh->func( 'users', 'CSV', 'data/users.csv', 'ad_catalog +'); # Connect to the users.csv data file my $sth = $dbh->prepare("SELECT id FROM users WHERE id = +'$ID'"); # select the ID field from the database for the ID enetered +by the user $sth->execute(); # excecute the select command above my @result = $sth->fetchrow_array; # this line takes the +results of the select and puts it in the array called RESULTS $dbh->disconnect(); # we are done with the datbase for no +w, so disconnect from it (MAY NOT BE NECESSARY) print p("result = @result"); if (@result) { #if the result array is in existence (i +e we found the username) then... print p("Sorry this ID is in use a +lready"); exit; } else { print p("about to insert the new record"); # if the user does not exist then add them! # so connect to the database and insert a reco +rd my $dbh = DBI->connect('dbi:AnyData(RaiseError +=>1):'); # tell DBI we want to use the Anydata module in ./MyLibs $dbh->func( 'users', 'CSV', 'data/users.csv', +'ad_catalog'); # Connect to the users.csv data file my $sth = $dbh->prepare('INSERT INTO users V +ALUES ( \" $ID, $first_name, $surname, $date_of_birth, $email, $password, $active, $last_login, $create_date, $earnings, $cash, $judoka_limit, $sensei_limit, $dojo_limit, $team_limit, $rank \" ) '); $sth->execute(); # excecute the command abov +e # $dbh->commit(); $dbh->disconnect(); print p("Inserted Record"); } } else { # The following lines are excecuted only if no parameters have been en +tered. (Ie when you first arrive) print hr, start_form; # create a form using CGI.PM print p("User ID: ", textfield("ID"), " - This is the ID you w +ill use to login to the system"); # what username do they want +. print p("First Name: ", textfield("first_name"), " - This is y +our REAL name"); # what is their real name print p("Surname: ", textfield("surname"), " - This is your RE +AL last name"); # what is their real name print p("Date of Birth: ", textfield("date_of_birth"), " - (DD +/MM/YYYY) This is your date of birth, used if you ever need to prove +who you are"); print p("Email address: ", textfield("email"), " - the email a +ddress you would like to use."); print p("Password: ", password_field("ejudopass"), " - Choo +se a password to use on the system"); print end_form, hr; +# end the form } print end_html; # this closes the web page properly
        Again thanks for the help from you and everyone so far, I am slowly getting brain into gear and starting to understand things a little.
        Kia Kaha, Kia Toa, Kia Manawanui!
        Be Strong, Be Brave, Be perservering!

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