[Chicago-talk] Fwd: Perl MySQL question

Alan Mead amead2 at alanmead.org
Thu Mar 26 07:30:39 PDT 2015


I think that most people will tell you to use a web-based framework and
some of them are optimized for this. 

But it's pretty simple to create a single-page CGI that displays some
data and there are many examples available online.  I find
HTML::Template to have a fairly easy interface for creating HTML tables
from DBI queries. Probably a key issue is how much other infrastrcture
you need.  For example, if people need to login, that's going to make a
simple CGI a bad idea.


On 3/26/2015 8:59 AM, Richard Reina wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Richard Reina* <gatorreina at gmail.com <mailto:gatorreina at gmail.com>>
> Date: 2015-03-26 8:15 GMT-05:00
> Subject: Perl MySQL question
> To: chicago-talk at pm.org <mailto:chicago-talk at pm.org>
> Hello All,
> What would be the easiest way to display query results from a MySQL
> database -- running on a Debian machine -- onto a webpage. What I
> would like is to allow a user to log in and be able to do a few simple
> queries. I know enough perl and SQL to write the queries via perl->DBI
> but I have never done any web programing. What I mean is that I have
> written a lot of perl programs that query databases and display the
> results on a console screen via curses but never displayed results
> onto the www. I'm guessing that I might need to install Apache but
> really have no clue beyond that.
> PS It does not have to be anything fancy.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Richard
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