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DBI Deletes with placeholdersby AKSHUN (Novice)
|on Feb 04, 2008 at 14:25 UTC||Need Help??|
AKSHUN has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I'm trying to do a database deletion from an Oracle database. I'm using DBI and the Oracle DBD. I can do inserts with placeholders, but I do not know how to do deletes.
I declare my variable like this.
I originally tried using prepare and execute statements, but to no avail.
Then I thought that I should use a "$dbh->do" call, but I don't know how to make it work with placeholders.
Can anyone assist?
Corion prompted me to check the type of the column that I was using in the where clause. It was a CHAR(6). I was looking for a 5 character string. I padded the string with a trailing space and everything worked properly.
Gentlemen(and/or ladies), thank you for your help.