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Tables of Contents for Programming the Perl Dbi
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
xi
 
Introduction
1
6
From Mainframes to Workstations
1
2
Perl
3
1
DBI in the Real World
4
2
A Historical Interlude and Standing Stones
6
1
Basic Non-DBI Databases
7
46
Storage Managers and Layers
8
1
Query Languages and Data Functions
9
1
Standing Stones and the Sample Database
10
1
Flat-File Databases
11
11
Putting Complex Data into Flat Files
22
7
Concurrent Database Access and Locking
29
2
DBM Files and the Berkeley Database Manager
31
19
The MLDBM Module
50
2
Summary
52
1
SQL and Relational Databases
53
24
The Relational Database Methodology
53
3
Datatypes and NULL Values
56
2
Querying Data
58
11
Modifying Data Within Tables
69
6
Creating and Destroying Tables
75
2
Programming with the DBI
77
28
DBI Architecture
77
2
Handles
79
2
Data Source Names
81
3
Connection and Disconnection
84
5
Error Handling
89
8
Utility Methods and Functions
97
8
Interacting with the Database
105
31
Issuing Simple Queries
105
15
Executing Non-SELECT Statements
120
1
Binding Parameters to Statements
121
6
Binding Output Columns
127
2
do() Versus Prepare()
129
1
Atomic and Batch Fetching
130
6
Advanced DBI
136
27
Handle Attributes and Metadata
136
15
Handling LONG/LOB Data
151
3
Transactions, Locking, and Isolation
154
9
ODBC and the DBI
163
10
ODBC---Embraced and Extended
164
1
DBI---Thrashed and Mutated
164
1
The Nuts and Bolts of ODBC
164
3
ODBC from Perl
167
3
The Marriage of DBI and ODBC
170
1
Questions and Choices
170
1
Moving Between Win32::ODBC and the DBI
171
1
And What About ADO?
171
2
DBI Shell and Database Proxying
173
14
dbish---The DBI Shell
173
4
Database Proxying
177
10
A. DBI Specification
187
47
B. Driver and Database Characteristics
234
98
C. ASLaN Sacred Site Charter
332
3
Index
335