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Programming the Perl DBI by Alligator Descartes, Tim Bunce

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Name

DBD::InterBase

General Information

Driver version

DBD::InterBase version 0.021

This version of the DBD::InterBase driver is a pure Perl wrapper module around the IBPerl module. The author is working on a direct XS version, so be sure to read the latest documentation.

Feature summary

Transactions                           Yes
Locking                                Yes, implicit and explicit
Table joins                            Yes, inner and outer
LONG/LOB datatypes                     Yes, up to 4 GB
Statement handle attributes available  After first row fetched
Placeholders                           Yes, "?" style (native)
Stored procedures                      Yes
Bind output values                     Yes
Table name letter case                 Insensitive, stored as uppercase
Field name letter case                 Insensitive, stored as uppercase
Quoting of otherwise invalid names     Yes, via double quotes
Case-insensitive "LIKE" operator       No
Server table ROW ID pseudocolumn       No
Positioned update/delete               No
Concurrent use of multiple handles     Unrestricted

Author and contact details

The driver author is Edwin Pratomo. He can be contacted via the dbi-users mailing list, or at .

Supported database versions and options

DBD::InterBase has been used to access InterBase 4.0 for Linux, and InterBase 5.5 for NT, and should also work with any version of InterBase above version 3.3 supported by IBPerl. DBD::InterBase also inherits all limitations applied to IBPerl 0.7, for instance, lack of metadata.

For further information about InterBase, refer to:

http://www.interbase.com
http://www.interbase.com/products/dsqlsyntax.html

Differences from the DBI specification ...

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