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From "Manoj Bist" <manoj.bi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Special characters
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2007 19:14:17 GMT
You need to know the encoding of the characters you are using in perl
and handle them accordingly.

The following link should have sufficient information to help you
trouble shoot this.

http://search.cpan.org/~jhi/perl-5.8.0/pod/perluniintro.pod

On 8/21/07, Dan King <DKing@carms.ca> wrote:
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> I am having issues running a web application, called OTRS, that uses DBI and
> DBD::Oracle. When I insert special characters, such as é or â they show up
> as question marks in the database when looking at them from sqlplus or
> through the web application. I am running the web app on Apache v1 with an
> Oracle 10g backend both on Solaris 9. The reason I am asking the question
> here is I am wondering if mod perl does any conversion of text that is typed
> into a text box.
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> I have been able to successfully insert and read the special characters
> using sqlplus from the command line of the server running the web app,
> apache and Oracle as well as creating a small perl test script that looks as
> follows:
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> #!/usr/local/bin/perl
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> use warnings;
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> use strict;
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> use Data::Dumper;
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> use DBI;
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> use DBD::Oracle;
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> my $dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:Oracle:host=localhost;sid=QAT",
> "rm_ticket", "rm_ticket");
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> my $sql = qq{ UPDATE signature SET text='çè' WHERE id=1 };
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> my $sth = $dbh->prepare($sql);
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> $sth->execute();
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> $sth->finish();
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> $dbh->disconnect;
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> The reading script looks as follows:
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> #!/usr/local/bin/perl
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> use warnings;
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> use strict;
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> use Data::Dumper;
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> use DBI;
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> use DBD::Oracle;
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> my $dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:Oracle:host=localhost;sid=QAT",
> "rm_ticket", "rm_ticket");
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> my $sql = qq{ SELECT text from signature };
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> my $sth = $dbh->prepare($sql);
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> $sth->execute();
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> my($text);
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> $sth->bind_columns(undef, \$text);
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> print "Text of signature:\n\n";
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> while( $sth->fetch() ) {
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>         print "Object: $text\n";
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> }
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> $sth->finish();
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> $dbh->disconnect;
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> Does anyone know why I can successfully write and read from the database
> when I am not using the web application but when I use the web application
> the special characters fail to work properly?
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> Dan King
>  Software Developer
>  Canadian Resident Matching Service
>  613.237.0075  ext. 241
>  (Toll free) 877.CARMS.42
>  171 Nepean Street, Suite 300
>  Ottawa, ON, CAN    K2P 0B4
>  www.carms.ca
>
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