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Re: Quick DBI Fail Question

by jZed (Prior)
on Nov 07, 2007 at 23:40 UTC ( #649595=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Quick DBI Fail Question

> my $emps = $dbh->fetch_rowarray( "Insert into...." );
There are at least five major errors in that short snippet. Use $dbh->do("INSERT INTO ...");

The best way to get DBI to produce errors is to set $dbh->{RaiseError} = 1 in your connection. Then any errors will cause your program to die with error messages. If you want to see the messages in a browser, you'll need to use something along the lines of Carp qw(fatalsToBrowser).

update The errors: 1) The method name is fetchrow_array, not fetch_rowarray 2) It is a statement handle method, not a database handle method 3) It is for fetching data from SELECT statements, not for INSERT 4) it doesn't accept SQL as a parameter. 5) It returns an array (go figure), not a scalar.

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