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Re: Re: Getting started with databases

by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 10, 2003 at 13:58 UTC ( #298263=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Getting started with databases
in thread Getting started with databases

Do you think this blurb is going to make sense to the OP, who clearly states being an absolute database beginner?

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Re: Re: Re: Getting started with databases
by zengargoyle (Deacon) on Oct 11, 2003 at 01:06 UTC

    yes, i think it will make sense to katgirl. katgirl has a 'site' and currently stores data in a flat-file. that implies at least a bit of knowledge about CGI, reading/writing files, and storage of persistant data. definately above the threshold for understanding that a magical 'tie' can link a HASH to a file automatically.

    not only that, but there wasn't another response that actually answered the OP question as to what those DBM modules that are already installed actually do. database class this, read these books, plan requirements, ... made everything sound so hard.

    though i will admit to answering the question because katgirl is of the feline persuasion.

Re: Re: Re: Getting started with databases
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Oct 10, 2003 at 22:31 UTC
    I think so, yes. zengargoyle says these are nothing more than persistant (saved to disk) versions of the familiar hash with some extra restrictions, and I know for a fact katgirl knows what a hash is :)

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