in reply to I need a list of values for the DBI statement handle attribute TYPE

Are you looking for this little tidbit buried in the DBI POD?

Constants representing the values of the SQL standard types can + be imported individually by name, or all together by importing the + special ":sql_types" tag. The names and values of all the defined SQL standard types can +be pro- duced like this: foreach (@{ $DBI::EXPORT_TAGS{sql_types} }) { printf "%s=%d\n", $_, &{"DBI::$_"}; }
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