The code I show above is from a couple years ago when I first began using SQL and everything I've found in the postgresql mailing lists and docs indicated that if I wanted to do a case insensitive search, I needed to use the regex operators of ~* or ~~* and this is why you see the instructions above.
in reply to Re: Backslash and Underscore problem with DBI and PostgreSQL.
in thread Backslash and Underscore problem with DBI and PostgreSQL.
Using an '=' isn't case insensitive but I realize that I could and probably should be using lower() as in SELECT uid FROM accounts WHERE lower(username) = lower(?).
Is this the correct and fastest way to handle this? I realize my questions in this thread are really more geared toward PostgreSQL than perl, but it involves the perl DBI to some degree. And I know my question is a bit rudimentary to DBAs - but I'm not one and your responses are always greatly appreciated. :)