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Problem Inserting into Sql Server Database

by peacemaker1820 (Pilgrim)
on Aug 22, 2002 at 21:05 UTC ( #192176=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

peacemaker1820 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hello Monks
I have a problem. I seem to be doing everything correct, but my info is not getting into the database. IF you notice, I put an error tracking statement print $dbh->errstr right before the executtion takes place. I tried to put this statement after the execute statemtn but it didn't execute. So the error i get is this "DBI::db=HASH(0x2305378)->errstr"
Any Ideas?? Thanks
use DBI; #database parameters my ( $data_source, $database, $user_id, $password ) =qw ( servername d +omain username password ); my $conn_string = "driver={SQL Server}; Server=$data_source; Database= +$database; UID=$user_id; PWD=$password"; #Connect the database handle. my $dbh = DBI->connect("DBI:ODBC:$conn_string") or die "$DBI::errstr\n +"; $insertSQL = <<'EndOfSQL'; INSERT INTO delivery (customerNo,salesOrderNo,sequenceNo,incrementNo,requestDate,quantity,d +eliveryDate,externalNotes,shipVia) VALUES(?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?,?) EndOfSQL my $insertHandle = $dbh->prepare($insertSQL) or die "Problem creat +ing inserting handle: ", $dbh->errstr; ########### show error ########## print "$dbh->errstr"; $insertHandle->execute('customerNo', 'salesOrderNo', 'sequenceNo', 'none', 'dateD', 'quantityD', 'dateD', 'none', 'companyD') or die "Problem Inserting: ", $dbh->errstr; #EndofSQL # Execute the query $SQL->execute() || die "Couldn't execute statement: $DBI::errstr\n"; $rowCount = $SQL->commit(); $dbh->disconnect();

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Re: Problem Inserting into Sql Server Database
by trs80 (Priest) on Aug 22, 2002 at 22:56 UTC
    Two questions:
    1. Are you sending real values in place of the ones you have in the execute? If not it is most likely a type mismatch between the fields and the data you are supplying.

    2. Where does the $SQL->execute come from? If that is connected with the above insert, I would imagine it would be something like:
    my $rowCount = $insertHandle->commit();
    getting rid of the $SQL->execute all together, unless it is a separate command that isn't included in the sample you provided. Regardless if you have to commit a change you need to do it on the correct database handle at some point I would assume.
Re: Problem Inserting into Sql Server Database
by VSarkiss (Monsignor) on Aug 22, 2002 at 21:36 UTC

    You're making a string instead of invoking the method. Just take the quotes off: print $dbh->errstr;

Re: Problem Inserting into Sql Server Database
by richardX (Pilgrim) on Aug 22, 2002 at 22:23 UTC
    Neil Gunton has an example of using MySQL and Perl together that seems pretty cool and well documented:


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