LanX has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Honourable Monks,

For security reasons I'm trying to convince colleagues to start using placeholders in SQL prepared statements instead of using variable interpolation ( I don't want to discuss this further)

Now I'm getting the requirement to be able to show and log the resulting SQL statement of an ->execute() .

The motivation is to facilitate a cut&paste into an SQL GUI in case of problems.

There are multiple workarounds I could think of to mimic the process of ->bind_param() , but is there a proper way to use to get the analogous query after ->execute() ?

for instance this

my $statement = <<'__SQL__'; SELECT * FROM t_user_portal WHERE f_client = ? __SQL__ my $sth = $dbh->prepare($statement) or die $dbh->errstr; my $client='lanx'; my $rv = $sth->execute($client) or die $sth->errstr;


SELECT * FROM t_user_portal WHERE f_client = 'lanx'

in case of problems?

I'm aware that MySql doesn't compose the query with placeholders by concatenating strings, it's rather something like:

PREPARE stmt1 FROM 'SELECT * FROM t_user_portal WHERE f_client = ?'; SET @client = 'lanx'; EXECUTE stmt1 USING @client;

which is still a acceptable for debugging (and easily constructable as a workaround).

So my question is:

Does show any resulting SQL-code from ->bind_param() or do I need to reconstruct the last code by myself after an error occurred?

Cheers Rolf
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