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Perl/PostgreSQL INSERT/UTF-8 problem

From: Madison Kelly <linux(at)alteeve(dot)com>
To: pgus-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Perl/PostgreSQL INSERT/UTF-8 problem
Date: 2008-07-08 20:05:36
Message-ID: 4873C890.2040503@alteeve.com (view raw or flat)
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Lists: pgus-general
Hi all,

   I've got a problem INSERTing a value into my DB via my perl program. 
It's a French character 'é', and my DB is set to UTF8, but the error is:

INSERT INTO customer_data (cd_cust_id, cd_variable, cd_value, 
added_user, added_date, modified_user, modified_date) VALUES (1, 
'CustServiceTypeDisplay_F', 'Résidence', 1, now(), 1, now());

DBD::Pg::db do failed: ERROR:  invalid byte sequence for encoding 
"UTF8": 0xe97369
HINT:  This error can also happen if the byte sequence does not match 
the encoding expected by the server, which is controlled by 
"client_encoding".

   When I manually run the INSERT, it works, so I know the problem is in 
perl somewhere. Now then, I setup my script with this:

# Setup for UTF-8 mode.
binmode STDOUT, ":utf8:";
$ENV{'PERL_UNICODE'}=1;

   When I create my PgSQL connection, I use:

$dbh=DBI->connect($db_connect_string, $$conf{db}{user}, $$conf{db}{pass},
{
	RaiseError => 1,
	AutoCommit => 1,
	pg_enable_utf8 => 1
}
) or die ...;

   I push a pile of queries into an array (referenced) and run them like 
this:

# Sanity checks stripped for the email
$dbh->begin_work;
foreach my $query (@{$sql})
{
	print "Query: [$query]\n";
	$dbh->do($query) or $error.=$DBI::errstr.", ";
}
$dbh->commit;

   Lastly, my database itself is set to UTF8:

SET client_encoding = 'UTF8';

   I've tried knocking out the 'pg_enable_utf8 => 1' line in case I was 
dealing with double-encoding, but that didn't help.

   Any tips/ideas?

Thanks!

Madi


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