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Oracle mass update script request.by dbmathis (Scribe)
|on Jul 28, 2008 at 01:48 UTC||Need Help??|
dbmathis has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I have been given a critical task of updating 45000 records on sensitive oracle database and although it is a simple update, I am not to familiar with writing update scripts in perl. I normally just do selects and then do data analysis
I am looking for a full script example using DBI that will update the records and keep a log of everything that gets updated.
My update statement is the following:
And the 45000 emp_ids exist in a flat file in the following format which is an emp_id per line.
I am sure its as easy as just loooping through the file one emp_id at a time and then plugging the emp_id into the update statement and running it, however I want to learn how to do this the right way at the beginning from the pros.
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