DBI Methods

The method descriptions here are written in a somewhat different format than is used for the C functions in Appendix F, "C API Reference," and for the PHP functions in Appendix H, "PHP API Reference." Functions in those appendixes are written in prototype form, with return value types and parameter types listed explicitly. Perl generally doesn't use prototypes in the same way, so the descriptions here indicate return value types and parameter types by variables, for which the leading character of the variable indicates the type of value: '$' for a scalar, '@' for an array, and '%' for a hash (associative array). In addition, for any parameter listed with a leading '\', a reference to the variable should be passed, not the variable ...

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