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Re: calling perl program within a cgi script with

From: Frank Bax <fbax(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: calling perl program within a cgi script with
Date: 2005-04-26 14:03:15
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At 09:25 AM 4/26/05, Deepblues wrote:

>I have a problem linking my cgi script to the perl function.
>I have perl functions to perform manipulations to the database.
>I am creating a web front end to it. I have a html form which accepts data 
>from the user and calls the cgi script ( in perl)which processes this data 
>, performs validation and passes the form data as parameters to a perl 
>program. My cgi script seems to work fine as far as processinng goes. My 
>perl program works too. But I am not able to call the perl program from 
>the cgi script. I am tryin to test the main perl program by having lots of 
>HTML output statements. but it doesn't appear on the webpage.
>suppose my form values are stored in variables
>$a = param('name')
>$b = param('age')
>Now I need to call a perl function wth $a, $b as parameters.
>My $string = "perl $a $b"
>This is wht I am using now. when I try  eg: perl john 12    It 
>works. And the variables are bnided properly in cgi script. I cheked to 
>make sure. Can anyone suggest how i should proceed.
>Thanks in advance

An error message from your logs would have been helpful; otherwise its just 
guessing.  In fact, if you had bothered to read your log files, you likely 
could have figured it out yourself.  As long as I bother to reply, I might 
as well guess at an answer.  My guess is that is not found in the 
"current directory" when your cgi is executed from within webserver.  Try 
specifying full path. 

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