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Problem with fetchrow_array returning list instead of array (PERL,POSTGRES)

Problem with fetchrow_array returning list instead of array (PERL,POSTGRES)

Problem with fetchrow_array returning list instead of array (PERL,POSTGRES)

I am using code that works correctly when getting data from MSSQL, but does not work correctly when I get data from POSTGRES on a MAC.

I am running my code on the latest MAC OS X Yosemite.
PERL version 5.18
DBI version 1.631
DBD-Pg version 3.4.2
Postgres version 9.3.5

the line of code is:

while (@results = $sth->fetchrow_array) {

$results[0] should contain 'DOE' and $results[1] should contain 'JOHN' like it does for MSSQL

What I get instead for Postgres is $results[0] = '("DOE","JOHN")' and $results[1] contains nothing

Is there something special I need to do for Postgres?

Michael Libeson

RE: Problem with fetchrow_array returning list instead of array (PERL,POSTGRES)

I figured it out. PostgreSQL can be so picky.

I modified my program to generate a SQL query based on a FUNCTION (Stored Procedure) in Postgres to call the routine in this format:

SELECT * FROM Function();

Instead of the one giving me a problem like:

SELECT Function();

The " * FROM " changed the result format for the fetchrow_array.

Michael Libeson

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