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DBD::mysql and DBD::mSQL

General Information

Driver version

DBD::mysql and DBD::mSQL versions 1.20xx and 1.21_xx

Version 1.20xx (even numbers) is the stable line, which is maintained for bug and portability fixes only. Version 1.21_xx (odd numbers) is used for development of the driver: all new features or interface modifications will be done in this line until it finally becomes 1.22xx.

Feature summary

Transactions                           No
Locking                                Yes, explicit (MySQL only)
Table joins                            Yes, inner and outer (inner only for mSQL)
LONG/LOB datatypes                     Yes, up to 4 GB
Statement handle attributes available  After execute(  )
Placeholders                           Yes, "?" (emulated)
Stored procedures                      No
Bind output values                     No
Table name letter case                 Depends on filesystem, stored as defined
Field name letter case                 Insensitive/Sensitive (MySQL/mSQL), stored
                                       as defined
Quoting of otherwise invalid names     No
Case-insensitive "LIKE" operator       Varies, see description below
Server table ROW ID pseudocolumn       Yes, "_rowid" (mSQL only)
Positioned update/delete               No
Concurrent use of multiple handles     Unrestricted

Author and contact details

The driver author is Jochen Wiedmann. He can be contacted via the mailing list .

Supported database versions and options

MySQL and mSQL are freely available, small, efficient database servers. MySQL has a rich feature set while mSQL is quite minimalist.

The DBD::mysql driver 1.20xx supports all MySQL versions since around 3.20. The DBD::mysql driver 1.21_xx supports MySQL 3.22 or ...

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