You did not make it even a little bit clear, because you did not answer the question posed. Who is "it"? I think it will help you solve this problem if you figure out where the string "abc;234" is losing its second half. Hint: add
print $Where . "\n";
immediately after you create the string.
Better still, look into using placeholders; they simplify things like quoting a great deal. Here's a simple example:
my $stmt = <<'GPO';
select id_num id
where first_name = ?
and shoe_size = ?
my $name = 'Howard';
my $shoe = 9;
my $results_ref = $dbhandle->selectrow_hashref($stmt, undef, $name, $s
first_name is a string field, shoe_size is numeric, but the syntax for me is the same.
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 (NASB)