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Re: Getting started with databases

by jdtoronto (Prior)
on Oct 10, 2003 at 16:04 UTC ( #298290=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Getting started with databases

I'm with Abigail-II, you dont 'need' a database if you can do what you need effectively and efficiently without one.

But hey, sooner or later you are going to come across a job where you will need one, so why not devise a simple project, or part of a project, and experiment. The tutorials in the Monastery are great.

Try things like DBD::CSV if yo ucan have DBI on the machine.

jdtoronto

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Re: Getting started with databases
by b10m (Vicar) on Oct 11, 2003 at 00:07 UTC

    Try things like DBD::CSV if you can have DBI on the machine.

    Of course it all depends on the data you're using (like stated above), but when you want to go for DBD::CSV, I would like to advise looking at DBD::SQLite aswell. For my little project with only several hundred lines of data, I found an impressive speed increase from switching from DBD::CSV to DBD:SQLite. But then again ... maybe I'm just a really lousy DBA ;-)

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    B10m

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