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Newbie: My database cgi works but gives me weird output

Newbie: My database cgi works but gives me weird output

Newbie: My database cgi works but gives me weird output

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#!/usr/bin/perl -w


use CGI;
use strict;
use DBI;


my $hello ="hello";

my $query = new CGI->new();



print $query->header("text/html"),


    $query->start_html(-title => "Database Test"),


 $query->p("Database Test"),


my  $db_handle = DBI->connect("dbi:mysql:database=Test;host=localhost;user=root;")
    or die;
   
my $sql = "SELECT * FROM users WHERE id = 2";
my $statement = $db_handle->prepare($sql)
    or die;

$statement->execute()
    or die;
    
while (my $row_ref = $statement->fetchrow_hashref())
{
    
    my $holder = $row_ref->{email};
    
    
    print $holder;
    
}



$db_handle->disconnect();



    $query->end_html;

Basically I get the correct output which is an email address. But i also get an unwanted hashcode..

DBI::db=HASH(0x8382f78)blabla@bla.co.uk

I get no compile errors  or anything so im wondering why DBI is getting printed out...

Maybe it has something to do with the fetch_row method?

Any help is much appreciated.

RE: Newbie: My database cgi works but gives me weird output

Because you are treating the hashref->{} like an array() which is incorrect.  Do it this way.

CODE

$statement->execute() or die;
    
my $row_ref = $statement->fetchrow_hashref()

print $row_ref->{email};

M. Brooks
http://mbrooks.info

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