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Re^3: Does DBI::Shell work for you?

by jZed (Prior)
on Mar 05, 2005 at 21:01 UTC ( #436959=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Does DBI::Shell work for you?
in thread Does DBI::Shell work for you?

> But how would I get back out to the previous view, to get
> the list of databases again?
/connect then enter
>Are there ways other than the native SQL commands
>(show tables; show columns from tablename) to display
>the schema(s)?
/col_info /table_info etc. ... type /help and press enter for a list

> Can I load data into variables and look at them?
Yes, you can, though I forget whether that's something I had to patch.
>I'm just not sure how to submit shell commands other than 
> SQL statements, executed as soon as the semicolon gets 
> entered.
type a forward slash, the command, then press enter

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Re^4: Does DBI::Shell work for you?
by saintmike (Vicar) on Mar 05, 2005 at 22:42 UTC
    That was the missing piece! It's hard to believe, but the man page indeed doesn't mention it. Thanks for your help!

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