mpeppler at peppler.org
Tue Jan 2 14:51:49 EST 2001
> > As has been mentioned, single quoted strings are not expanded. That is
> > just the way Perl works.
> I was trying to change the quotes but I just hadn't thought to change the
> quotes on the /whole/ string.
> > Plus, you aren't quoting the string. It must be a valid SQL statement,
> > and SQL strings must be quoted:
> > $state="ca";
> > my $sth = $dbh->prepare("SELECT * FROM authors WHERE state = \"$state\"");
> I actually got it to work this way too:
> my $sth = $dbh->prepare("SELECT * FROM authors WHERE state = $state")
> Which is better, I don't really know. Probably yours.
You can also do:
$state = 'ca';
my $sth = $dbh->prepare("SELECT * FROM authors WHERE state = '$state'");
or use the q() and qq() operators, like so:
my $sth = $dbh->prepare(qq(SELECT * FROM authors WHERE state = "$state"));
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