BarMeister has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I was wondering if what I am attempting is even possible...I have seen a few references to it while searching but haven't found a definitive answer yet.

I am trying to insert/update/retrieve a data structure in MySQL. My question is what do I pass in as the value when using bind_param? I am inserting it into a BLOB data type. The data structure is an array of objects (hash refs).

So is it possible to do this or do I have to serialize/deserialze the structure first?