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How to process multiple result sets using Perl DBI

The method for handling multiple result sets from a query involves wrapping the fetch loop within another loop that moves between result sets.

SQL statements that return multiple result sets must be prepared before being executed. The prepare method returns a handle to the statement. You use the handle to execute the statement, then retrieve meta information about the result set and the rows of each of the result sets.

#!/usr/local/bin/perl -w
use DBI;
use strict;
my $database = "demo";
my $data_src = "DBI:SQLAnywhere:SERVER=$database;DBN=$database";
my $uid      = "DBA";
my $pwd      = "sql";
my $sel_stmt = "SELECT ID, GivenName, Surname
                  FROM Customers
                  ORDER BY GivenName, Surname;
                SELECT * 
                  FROM Departments 
                  ORDER BY DepartmentID"; 
my %defaults = (
     AutoCommit => 0, # Require explicit commit or rollback.
     PrintError => 0
my $dbh = DBI->connect($data_src, $uid, $pwd, \%defaults)
  or die "Cannot connect to $data_src: $DBI::errstr\n";
&db_query($sel_stmt, $dbh);

sub db_query {
      my($sel, $dbh) = @_;
      my($row, $sth) = undef;
      $sth = $dbh->prepare($sel);
      do {
          print "Fields:     $sth->{NUM_OF_FIELDS}\n";
          print "Params:     $sth->{NUM_OF_PARAMS}\n\n";
          print join("\t\t", @{$sth->{NAME}}), "\n\n";
          while($row = $sth->fetchrow_arrayref) {
             print join("\t\t", @$row), "\n";
          print "---end of results---\n\n";
      } while (defined $sth->more_results);
      $sth = undef;