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DBIx::Class::Storage::DBI::InterBase - Driver for the Firebird RDBMS via DBD::InterBase


This driver is a subclass of DBIx::Class::Storage::DBI::Firebird::Common for use with DBD::InterBase, see that driver for general details.

You need to use either the disable_sth_caching option or "connect_call_use_softcommit" (see "CAVEATS") for your code to function correctly with this driver. Otherwise you will likely get bizarre error messages such as "no statement executing". The alternative is to use the ODBC driver, which is more suitable for long running processes such as under Catalyst.

To turn on DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::DateTime support, see "connect_call_datetime_setup".


Used as:

  on_connect_call => 'use_softcommit'

In connect_info to set the DBD::InterBase "ib_softcommit" option.

You need either this option or "disable_sth_caching => 1" for DBIx::Class code to function correctly (otherwise you may get "no statement executing" errors.) Or use the ODBC driver.

The downside of using this option is that your process will NOT see UPDATEs, INSERTs and DELETEs from other processes for already open statements.


Used as:

  on_connect_call => 'datetime_setup'

In connect_info to set the date and timestamp formats using:

  $dbh->{ib_time_all} = 'ISO';

See DBD::InterBase for more details.

The "TIMESTAMP" data type supports up to 4 digits after the decimal point for second precision. The full precision is used.

The "DATE" data type stores the date portion only, and it MUST be declared with:

  data_type => 'date'

in your Result class.

Timestamp columns can be declared with either "datetime" or "timestamp".

You will need the DateTime::Format::Strptime module for inflation to work.

For DBIx::Class::Storage::DBI::ODBC::Firebird, this is a noop.


with "connect_call_use_softcommit", you will not be able to see changes made to data in other processes. If this is an issue, use disable_sth_caching as a workaround for the "no statement executing" errors, this of course adversely affects performance.

Alternately, use the ODBC driver.


Check the list of additional DBIC resources.


This module is free software copyright by the DBIx::Class (DBIC) authors. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the DBIx::Class library.

2022-05-21 perl v5.34.0