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Patrick Galbraith
May 4, 2006 07:39
Re: DBD::mysql and multiple statements
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Henri Asseily wrote:

> On a slightly different topic, I noticed yesterday that DBD::mysql  
> still doesn't have support for multiple statements (and result sets).  
> There's a patch out there that I applied and that seems to work, but  
> having also been using DBD::Sybase's multiple return set technique  
> extensively, I wonder if we shouldn't bake into DBI a framework for  
> returning multiple result sets.
> Right now, the mysql patch that I talked about expects you to know  
> how many result sets are coming back, and do "while fetchrow..." on  
> them (or wrap that and trap an error), while DBD::Sybase expects code  
> like:
>             do {
>                 while($d = $sth->fetch) {
>                    ... do something with the data
>                 }
>             } while($sth->{syb_more_results});
> Would there be a good reason not to request a certain standard  
> behavior from the multiple DBDs out there that support multiple  
> statements/result sets?
> H


Please see the latest 3.0006_1 branch via SVN (which will be released to 
CPAN tonight). It has support for multiple result sets, and even now 
includes examples of how to use them.

Kind regards,


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