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Mr. Muskrat (4572)

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I'm married with 2 girls. I work as a full time Perl programmer for a Land Mobile Radio company in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

I am enrolled at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online working towards a Bachelor of Science in photography.

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Thursday November 10, 2005
02:42 PM

DBD::Mock Is Mocking Me

[ #27532 ]

I'm trying to use placeholders with DBD::Mock and I keep getting the same results back. I've been reading and rereading the DBD::Mock documentation hoping to figure out what I'm doing wrong. I don't want to use the session stuff because I don't want to be stuck with a predetermined order that the queries have to follow. Does anyone have any tips on how to do this or perhaps a different approach that I'm missing?

use strict;
use warnings;

use DBI;
use DBD::Mock;

my $dbh = get_dbh();
_setup_some_table( $dbh );

for my $id (reverse (1 .. 2)) {
  my @some = get_some_table($dbh, $id);
  print "@some\n";

sub get_dbh {
  my $dbh = DBI->connect( "DBI:Mock:", "", "", );
  return $dbh;

sub get_some_table {
  my $dbh = shift;
  my $key = shift;
  my $sth = $dbh->prepare( $sql );
  $sth->execute( $key );
  my $row = $sth->fetchrow_arrayref();
  return wantarray ? @$row : $row;

sub _setup_some_table {
  my $dbh = shift;
  my @columns = qw( id who what when where why );
  my %data = (
    1 => [ qw( 1 joe ball now park fun ) ],
    2 => [ qw( 2 sam hamburger tomorrow restaurant food ) ],
  for my $id (keys %data) {
    $dbh->{mock_add_resultset} = {
      sql          => qq{SELECT * FROM SOME_TABLE WHERE ID=?},
      bound_params => [ $id ],
      results      => [ \@columns, $data{$id} ],

2 sam hamburger tomorrow restaurant food
2 sam hamburger tomorrow restaurant food

Update: I don't know why I have the bound_params in the mock_add_resultset calls because they don't get used unless you are using the sessions.

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  • Okay, I've got some code that works but I'm not happy with it. Talk about a kludge.

    use strict;
    use warnings;

    use DBI;
    use DBD::Mock;


      my @columns = qw( id who what when where why );
      my %data = (
        '1' => [ qw( 1 joe ball now park fun ) ],
        '2' => [ qw( 2 sam hamburger tomorrow restaurant food ) ],

        sub setup_some_table {
          my $dbh = shift;
        my $id = shift;

    • I think what you are looking for is the result set to be chosen based on both the SQL statement (which is how it currently works) and by the set of specific bound param values (which is not currently how it works). This probably wouldn't be too hard to implement actually, if I get some tuits, I will look into it this week. And of course, patches are always welcome :)

      The reason your first example did not work was because the result sets are stored with the SQL statement as the key. So when you saw the sa

      • Yeah, I have already started looking at the code. Once I did it was pretty obvious why it wasn't working as I wanted. This weekend, I'll look in the cupboard and see if I have any more tuits.
      • I have been looking at the source and I must say that this doesn't look as easy to implement as I thought it would be. I haven't given up but it may take a while. I'm discovering just how little I know about how the database modules work behind the scenes. :)
      • No rush. I have no use for this at the moment (I've changed jobs) but I still think it would be an awesome feature to add.