The following is a list of DBI methods and functions in alphabetical order. The syntax and an explanation of each as well as examples of the use of most is provided. However, to save space, the examples are only excerpts and are missing some components, such as the calling of the DBI module and the creation of a database handle. See the previous tutorial for an example of a complete Perl DBI script. In addition to passing parameters, you can affect the behavior of several methods by setting global values called attributes. See the end of this chapter for a list of attributes.