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I've generated a schema from an existing database before, and I agree it's pretty easy. What it came up with was a tree full of files that described every field of every table in the database. I want to avoid that for a couple of reasons.

  1. The database I'm working with is old and huge and has been through a lot of bad design. I'd be surprised if the result "just works."
  2. The program I have is just one file, and I'd like to keep it that way.
  3. The environment I'm in is mostly "not Perl." I'm writing this as a sysadmin outside the support of the developer population, so I can expect future database changes behind my back.

All of the work of my little program is done in one table. I have one SELECT and one UPDATE (each run many times with different parameters), and that's it. I'm not doing a ton of ugly stuff that DBIC would save me.

Anyway, it looks like DBIx::Connector will do what I want, and my quick hack works too. If DBIx::Class can do the job without tangling me up in future work, I'd love to learn how.

As an aside, I'm touched that you remember me after all my absence.


In reply to Re^2: Simple DBI handle caching. by kyle
in thread Simple DBI handle caching. by kyle

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