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December 30, 2011 10:56
Re: problem with passing variables
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	I'm kind of new with perl, but from what I see, you're using a single 
quote when defining $sql, and it should be qq for the interpolated string.  
With the single quote (q) it is a literal.   Hope this helps.

On Friday, December 30, 2011 11:17:30 AM Mark Haney wrote:
> I'm not sure if this is the right list for this, so bear with me.  If it
> isn't I'll be glad to post it on the correct one.
> I've got a problem with passing variables to a SQL server inside a CGI
> script.  My code is like this:
> my $begin_time = "2011-11-16 11:00:00";
> my $end_time = "2011-11-16 12:00:00";
> my $dbh = DBI->connect('dbi:mysql:database=embdev', 'user', 'password');
> my $sql = q/SELECT * FROM events WHERE date BETWEEN $begin_time and
> $end_time/;
> my $sth = $dbh->prepare($sql);
> $sth->execute();
> I'm not sure why it's not using the the variables, can someone point out
> what I'm doing wrong?
> -----
> Mark Haney


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