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Connect to SQL Server

Connect to SQL Server

Connect to SQL Server

Hi forum
Newbie here, so please be gentle.
I'm trying to connect to an SQL Server using Perl (of course).
Works fine IF my SQL database name is SINGLE word.
I'd like to also connect to database name which includes space.
But rather than rename the database, I'm sure there's a better way to write my perl.
Here's the sample code snippet. This borks because of space in 'Database Name'.


#!/usr/bin/perl -w
use strict;
use DBI;
my $server=qq|SQLSERVER|;
my $database=qq|'Database Name'|;
my $user="user";
my $pass="password";
my $dbh=DBI->connect("dbi:Sybase:server=$server", $user, $pass, {PrintError=>0, RaiseError=>1});
$dbh->do("use $database");
my $sth=$dbh->prepare( "SELECT * FROM Table1" );
my $result=$sth->execute();
while($result=$sth->fetchrow_hashref) {
    print "$result->{CODE}\t$result->{NAME}\n";

TIA's for tips and clues


RE: Connect to SQL Server


As far as I know, in SQL Server identifiers are quoted as in SQL-92 standard, with double quotes ( " ), so I would try one of these :

CODE --> Perl

my $database=qq|"Database Name"|;

# or

my $database=q|"Database Name"|;

# or

my $database='"Database Name"';


RE: Connect to SQL Server

As feherke said, the double quotes ("DB Name") should work for you. You might also have luck with square brackets ([DB Name]) but that could depend on your DBMS.

RE: Connect to SQL Server

Thanks feherke for suggestions.  Unfortunately, all those options throw errors, but your input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks rharsh for suggestion. Yo the man.  It works.
BTW, I'm connecting to an an old SQL Server 2005 Express database.


RE: Connect to SQL Server

[DB Name] is the solution.

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