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in thread MySQL/Perl LIKE $string question

Super thanks gav^! It works. Where did you find this? I hate posting questions when they are so easily answered.


yes tachyon, been to that site many times and learned a lot! However, it didn't answer this particular question.
I appreciate it!
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Re: Re: Re: MySQL/Perl LIKE $string question
by Masem (Monsignor) on Jan 31, 2002 at 21:08 UTC
    It's probably from how the placeholders are looked for in the query string. Since you're using MySQL, which IIRC doesn't have support for placeholders, that support is faked by the DBI level. Thus, it parses your string but doesn't look inside quoted blocks. So the placeholder in your "%?%" string isn't seen, and thus the DBI engine believes you have no placeholders, and fails on the execute.

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Re: Re: Re: MySQL/Perl LIKE $string question
by tachyon (Chancellor) on Jan 31, 2002 at 19:37 UTC

    Could I recommend this excellent article A short guide to DBI by our own dominus. It should get you on track in no time.