I want to execute Perl script through VB6.0 . Please help .

I also want to access the database from Perl Script .

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Last Post by neha1811

to run the perl script from VB.NET, you need to shell to the system. I guess this works:

dim wsh
set wsh = createobject("WScript.Shell")
wsh.run "c:\perl\perl.exe somefile.pl", 0, 0

as for accessing the database with perl, look up the DBI Perl Module.


While connecting to the msaccess database using perl . i'm gettting this error " cannot locate object method "CONNECT" via package"

this is my code

I'm unable to execute it Getting error o line no 3 .. please help..

my $db_file   = 'E:\db\Foqa3.mdb';
my $dbh = DBI->connect('DBI:ADO:Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source='.$db_file) or die $DBI::errstr;
 $sth = $dbh->prepare($sqlstatement);
$sth->execute || 
       die "Could not execute SQL statement ... maybe invalid?";
 #output database results
 while (@row=$sth->fetchrow_array)
     print "@row\n" 

Installed activeperl 5.10.0. build 1002

Installed DBI 1.602

Then i read that DBD::ODBC came with activeperl 5 so i went into ppm, looked at all packages.. found dbd::odbc, right clicked and said install. it seemed to install but now i can't find it anymore on ethier the all packages or the installed packages.

when i try and run my perl script i get the following error:

install_driver(ODBC) failed: Can't locate DBD/ODBC.pm in @INC (@INC contains: C: /Perl/site/lib C:/Perl/lib .) at (eval 5) line 3. Perhaps the DBD::ODBC perl module hasn't been fully installed, or perhaps the capitalisation of 'ODBC' isn't right. Available drivers: DBM, ExampleP, File, Gofer, Proxy, SQLite, Sponge.


Applicable code:




use DBI;
use File::Copy;

# Assign Path and File Names

$outfilepath= '"S:\Reports\"';
$outfile= "RepInv.pdf";
$DBappfilepath = '"C:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office12\\msaccess.exe"' ;
$DBfilepath = '"D:\\Data\\Databases\\Weekly.accdb"';
$Macro = "\/X InvRptMacro";
$ExecuteString = "$DBappfilepath $DBfilepath $Macro";

# Establish Date Prefix for Output Filename

$day = (localtime) 3;
$day = substr ("0$day",length ("0$day")-2,2);
$month = (localtime) 4 + 1;
$month = substr ("0$month",length ("0$month")-2,2);
$year = (localtime) 5 + 1900;
$filename = "$year$month$day";

#open connection to Access database

$dbh = DBI->connect('dbi:ODBC:Mapics - MM CAD');



the above example was with shell...what if i am using windows and running perl script throgh command prompt?

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