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Re: Re: writing to a database

by Becky (Beadle)
on Oct 25, 2002 at 15:24 UTC ( #208034=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: writing to a database
in thread writing to a database

I had a look but thought that was just for querying databases rather than actually writing information to them?

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Re: Re: Re: writing to a database
by MZSanford (Curate) on Oct 25, 2002 at 15:26 UTC
    DBI will let you run any valid SQL statement (INSERT, UPDATE,SELECT, DROP, TRUNCATE, etc ...). It is the best loader aside fomr naitive loading protocols (like BCP for Sybase).
    from the frivolous to the serious
Re: Re: Re: writing to a database
by gjb (Vicar) on Oct 25, 2002 at 15:28 UTC

    Writing data to a database is querying the database in the sense that one uses SQL statements to get it done (i.e. CREATE TABLE and INSERT, etc).

    DBI is really the way to go for everything database. You will have to know SQL though, there's no way around that as far as I know.

    Regards, -gjb-

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