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Actually, what I want to do, is have all my variables in the column 'name'. They are not yet, PERL strings. I want to make them Perl strings, containing the value in the column 'valu', of the same record id.

For instance, I have these in there so far..

name valu
default_font_family Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif
default_font_color #000000
standout_text_color #F52D37
disabled_text_color #C0C0C0

Those are the top few. I want the values in the column 'name' to be Perl Strings, that contain the VALUE in column value.

Like these examples that do NOT work:
$dbh = CWT::Site_DB::connect(); $sth = $dbh->prepare (qq{ SELECT * FROM config_settings }); $sth->execute(); while (my $settings = $sth->fetchrow_hashref()) { use CONSTANT $settings->{name} => $settings->{value}; } $sth->finish(); # OR $dbh = CWT::Site_DB::connect(); $sth = $dbh->prepare (qq{ SELECT * FROM config_settings }); $sth->execute(); while (my $settings = $sth->fetchrow_hashref()) { $$settings->{name} = $settings->{value}; # OR ${$settings->{name}} OR @{$settings->{name}} I've tried a +ll 3, nothing is working. } $sth->finish();
So now, when I get to a "form" or something, if I know I have the variables in column "name" above, I can put the strings. such as this...

print qq~Welcome to <font style="font-family: $default_font_family; co +lor: $default_font_color">Company Name</font>~;
Something like that. The reason they are in a database, instead of just in a file, is that I'm making an admin interface, where they can be editted, easily, by my partners, who do not know perl at all, so they can make changes without having to get into the source code.

If I still did not make it clear what I'm trying to do, please let me know, I'll try to clarify it again ;)

thx,
Richard

In reply to Re: Constant Variables by powerhouse
in thread Constant Variables by powerhouse

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