Custom Function Problem/Work Around

Kyle Harris lists at TRCINTL.COM
Fri Oct 17 16:43:01 IST 2003

On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 15:40:20 +0100, Steve Freegard
<steve.freegard at LBSLTD.CO.UK> wrote:

>Which version of DBI-MySQL are you using??

I'm not sure, but I think you are asking what version of perl-DBI I have
and it is 1.21-1.  However, if that were the problem, one would think it
would still not work correctly by simply moving the connection from the
Init code (where the docs suggest to put it) to the main function.  After
all, when that change is made, things work correctly and I still have the
same version.

>I've had wierd things happen with MailWatch when using the latest version
>DBD (2.9002), I've found the best version to use is 2.1028.
>If you want an example of MySQL connections from MailScanner CustomConfig
>mechanism then I suggest you have a look at the file that I
>supply with MailWatch.

Thanks much.  I will certaily have a look at this.  So far, as long as I
connect within the main routine, all seems to work weel.

>Hope this helps.
>Kind regards,
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Kyle Harris <lists at TRCINTL.COM>
>Sent: Fri Oct 17 15:31:06 2003
>Subject: Custom Function Problem/Work Around
>I have a custom function created in the that connects to a
>MySql database.  As per the docs, my custom function has three parts
>(InitMyFunction, EndMyFunction, and MyFunction).  Per the docs in the
>, I have my database connection in the InitMyFunction
>section.  I was continuously having problems with queries sometimes
>returning the correct answer and sometimes returnning now answer at all.  A
>separate Perl script I created for test purposes with the exact same SQL
>statement would always return the correct result.
>After fighting with it for a while, it occured to me to move the database
>connection from the InitMyFunction to the actual function, in this case
>MyFunction.  It has not failed since.  The connect statement is exactly the
>same as I copied and pasted it.  If I move it back making no other changes,
>I get the same sporadic results.
>I'm curious if this is a bug and if anyone else has expierenced it?
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