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Re^3: Connecting to Oracle DB using DBI from CGI script

by afoken (Chancellor)
on Jul 05, 2010 at 15:26 UTC ( #848077=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Connecting to Oracle DB using DBI from CGI script
in thread Connecting to Oracle DB using DBI from CGI script

If you set up Oracle environment variables inside a script that loads the Oracle client libraries, you have to set up the variables before the libraries are loaded:

  • You can set up %ENV in a BEGIN block, at least before loading DBD::Oracle implicitly via DBI->connect() or explicitly, better even before loading DBI.
  • You can wrap your script in a shell script that sets the variables before passing control to your script via exec.
  • You can add PassEnv or SetEnv directives to the Apache configuration.

I prefer the last way, so no script has to be modified and all scripts automatically get the right Oracle configuration.


Today I will gladly share my knowledge and experience, for there are no sweeter words than "I told you so". ;-)

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