SPOPS::Import::DBI::Delete - Delete existing data from a DBI table



 use strict;
 use DBI;
 use SPOPS::Import;

     my $dbh = DBI->connect( 'DBI:Pg:dbname=test' );
     $dbh->{RaiseError} = 1;

     my $importer = SPOPS::Import->new( 'dbdelete' );
     $importer->db( $dbh );
     $importer->table( 'import' );
     $importer->where( 'name like ?' );
     $importer->add_where_params( "%foo" );
     my $status = $importer->run;
     foreach my $entry ( @{ $status } ) {
         if ( $entry->[0] ) { print "$entry->[1][0]: OK\n" }
         else               { print "$entry->[1][0]: FAIL ($entry->[2])\n" }


This importer deletes existing data from a DBI table.

This may seem out of place in the SPOPS::Import hierarchy, but not if you think of importing in the more abstract manner of manipulating data in the database rather than getting data out of it...

Return from run()

The return value from run() will be a single arrayref within the status arrayref. As with other importers the first value will be true if the operation succeeded, false if not. The one difference is that on success the second value will be the number of records removed -- this may be '0' if your WHERE clause did not match anything. (The third value in the arrayref will be the error message on failure.)


Copyright (c) 2004, inc.. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


Chris Winters <>