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    Oct 2003

    Question Unanswered: has anyone seen this? dbi->prepare messes up

    I am trying to do a simple thing without success.
    FYI: Using Oracle8 DB/SUN-Solaris and Perl 5.8/SUN-Solaris
    I attempted to create a statement handler with 3 params and execute it.

    The statement:
    $sth_upd_sttime = $dbh->prepare ("update table_a
    set ? = ?
    where COLUMN2= ?");

    Execute command:

    Error message:
    DBD::Oracle::st execute failed: ORA-01747: invalid user.table.column, table.column, or column specification (DBD ERROR: OCIStmtExecute) [for statement ``update table_a set ? = ? where COLUMN2 = ?'' with params: 3=354, 1='COL1', 2=5000]) at /abc/ line 226.

    Now I found that when I hardcode the column name and take out the first parameter - everything works out fine. I then had to duplicate the prepare by 4. This is inefficient and I cannot seem to find out the reason this is happening.
    I checked the colname, I tried putting the name in a single quote. I tried putting all in double quote. No luck.

    Has anyone got suggestions?
    Last edited by apple2; 10-13-03 at 07:25.

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