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Access MySQL Database with Perl Script

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonAugust 27, 2015

Question: I need an example of a Perl script to select rows from a MySQL table.

I would also like an example of a perl script that inserts into a table.

Answer:  Here is a sample Perl script to connect to MySQL from Perl and how to insert and select MySQL rows from Perl:


# Connect to a MySQL database with Perl:

my $dbh = DBI->connect('DBI:mysql:mytablename, 'mydbuser', 'dbpassword'
      ) || die "Could not connect to database: $DBI::errstr";

# select from a MySQL database from Perl
# the query must first be prepared before
# a selection may be executed.

my $qry = "select col1 from mytable";
my $sqlexe = $dbh->prepare($qry);
or die "SQL Error: $DBI::errstrr\n";

# Now that the selection has been performed
# we can access the rows using fetchrow_array
# which will access the next available row

while (@row = $sqlexe->fetchrow_array){
print "@row\n";

# Insert into MySQL database from Perl
# This same method can be used for
# updating or deleting rows as needed.

my $insertqry = "insert into mytablename values ('$column1', '$column2',
'$column3', NOW())";

# Close connection from MySQL database


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