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Old 10-29-2003, 02:24 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2002
Distribution: xubuntu 8.10
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perl DBI prepare question

Why won't this work?
$sql = "select date from ? where user=?";
$sth = $dbh->prepare($sql) ||
         die print "Couldn't prepare statement:\n$DBI::errstr\n";
$sth->execute( $treename, $owner) || die "could not execute sql:\n$sql";
I get this:
DBD::mysql::st execute failed: You have an error in your SQL syntax near 
''export' where user='postman'' 
at line 1 at ./ line 180, <QUOTAS> line 4. could not execute sql: 
select date from ? where user=? at ./ line 180, <QUOTAS> line 4.
I notice there are single quotes in the error I get before: 'export...
and after: ...postman'

I don't think they should be there. How do I get them out?
Old 10-30-2003, 02:12 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: D.C - USA
Distribution: slackware-current
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The single quotes before export and after postman are just mysql's way of saying ' .... this crap .....'

I think I see what's wrong here:

You have single quotes around 'export'. That's a no-no. Try ->execute('export', "'postman'");


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