SPUG: DBI bind_param in MySQL

Michael R. Wolf MichaelRWolf at att.net
Fri Nov 26 16:16:45 CST 2004

When I try this, I get a literal (e.g. "first_name") in the output,
not the value of the field.

    my $sth = $dbh->prepare("SELECT ? FROM bod")
      or die "Cannot create sth: $DBI::errstr";

    #    my @fields = qw/
    #      first_name
    #      middle_name
    #      last_name
    #      suffix
    #      title
    #      company
    #      image_file
    #    /;

    $sth->bind_param(1, "first_name");

      or die "Cannot execute statement: $DBI::errstr";

Am I missing something important, or is this feature unavailable with

Michael R. Wolf
    All mammals learn by playing!
        MichaelRWolf at att.net

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