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DBD::Sponge

Section: User Contributed Perl Documentation (3)
Updated: 2006-02-07
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NAME

DBD::Sponge - Create a DBI statement handle from Perl data  

SYNOPSIS

  my $sponge = DBI->connect("dbi:Sponge:","","",{ RaiseError => 1 });
  my $sth = $sponge->prepare($statement, {
          rows => $data,
          NAME => $names,
          %attr
      }
  );

 

DESCRIPTION

DBD::Sponge is useful for making a Perl data structure accessible through a standard DBI statement handle. This may be useful to DBD module authors who need to transform data in this way.  

METHODS

 

connect()

  my $sponge = DBI->connect("dbi:Sponge:","","",{ RaiseError => 1 });

Here's a sample syntax for creating a database handle for the Sponge driver. No username and password are needed.  

prepare()

  my $sth = $sponge->prepare($statement, {
          rows => $data,
          NAME => $names,
          %attr
      }
  );

*
The $statement here is an arbitrary statement or name you want to provide as identity of your data. If you're using DBI::Profile it will appear in the profile data.

Generally it's expected that you are preparing a statement handle as if a "select" statement happened.

*
$data is a reference to the data you are providing, given as an array of arrays.
*
$names is a reference an array of column names for the $data you are providing. The number and order should match the number and ordering of the $data columns.
*
%attr is a hash of other standard DBI attributes that you might pass to a prepare statement.

Currently only NAME, TYPE, and PRECISION are supported.

 

BUGS

Using this module to prepare INSERT-like statements is not currently documented.  

AUTHOR AND COPYRIGHT

This module is Copyright (c) 2003 Tim Bunce

Documentation initially written by Mark Stosberg

The DBD::Sponge module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. In particular permission is granted to Tim Bunce for distributing this as a part of the DBI.  

SEE ALSO

DBI


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
METHODS
connect()
prepare()
BUGS
AUTHOR AND COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO




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