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Did you try SQL::Statement? It includes an SQL-parser:
use SQL::Statement; use Data::Dumper; my $sql = " SELECT * from foo where bar > 1923 "; my $parser = SQL::Parser->new(); my $stmt = SQL::Statement->new($sql,$parser); printf "Command %s\n",$stmt->command; printf "Columns %s\n",join',',map{$_->name} $stmt->column +s; printf "Tables %s\n",join',',map{$_->name} $stmt->tables +; print "Where operator\n",Dumper($stmt->where);
Command SELECT Columns * Tables FOO Where operator $VAR1 = bless( { 'arg2' => '1923', 'arg1' => bless( { 'table' => 'FOO', 'name' => 'BAR' }, 'SQL::Statement::Column' ), 'neg' => 0, 'op' => '>' }, 'SQL::Statement::Op' );
Working with the parse tree seems much easier and less error-prone than using your regex-solution.

The $stmt->where structure is a tree-structure with the arg-leaves either being a string or an object. If it is not an object, then it is trivialy easy to run it through Regexp::Common and Regexp::Common::number to check its "numberness" and what kind of number (decimal, octal, hex, ...)


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In reply to Re: In search of an efficient query abstractor by CountZero
in thread In search of an efficient query abstractor by xaprb

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