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You could use idea 1 and use the sql statement 'describe table' then you could checksum that output and if the checksum changes, die and don't run until the program is updated. This could apply if other people are likely to change column names and you don't want your program to try to run in an unknown situation.

In reply to Re: Re: Re: Topics in Perl Programming: Table-Mutation Tolerant Database Fetches with DBI by repson
in thread Topics in Perl Programming: Table-Mutation Tolerant Database Fetches with DBI by princepawn

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