in reply to mysql_auto_reconnect

You can check your connection with attribute {Active}.
my $h=$dbh->{Active}; &reconnect if (!$h);

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Re^2: mysql_auto_reconnect
by BMaximus (Chaplain) on Jan 27, 2006 at 16:13 UTC
    This is not for checking to see if a connection is still active. In fact you won't get anything from this if you use the connection handler. What idle used is to see if the statement handler is still active after execute() is called on it. If you want to check if the connection to the database is still active then you use the $dbh->ping() method.

    if ($dbh->ping()) { $sth = $dbh->prepare('SELECT ...'); $sth->execute(); ... } else { $dbh = DBI::connect(...); }