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IIRC, the DBI spec doesn't support using placeholders for the column names, only values. Programming the Perl DBI, p 221 says the following:

With most drivers, placeholders can't be used for any element of a statement that would prevent the database server from validating the statement and creating a query execution plan for it. For example:

"SELECT name, age FROM ?" #wrong (will probably fail) "SELECT name, ? FROM people" #wrong (but may not 'fail')

While this may not fail with some databases like MySQL, it *may* fail on databases like Oracle that natively support placeholders. (can anyone confirm this?)


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in thread A more elegant solution? by Cirollo

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