[CDBI] Committing on delete

Michael Peters mpeters at plusthree.com
Thu Apr 27 13:54:28 BST 2006

Nick Peters wrote:
> Hi,  I'm sorry about having to ask such a basic question.
> I'm trying to add transactions to my database.  I have been able to
> commit insertions and edit records but I really can't work out how to
> commit deletions.
> Trying update or dbi_commit  on the object I have just deleted gives me
> the error "Can't locate object method "x" via package
> "Class::DBI::Object::Has::Been::Deleted" which I can understand as I'm
> trying to call it on an object I have just deleted but I can't work out
> how I am meant to commit the change.

dbi_commit() is actually a class method, not an object method. It works
when you call it on an object, but that's just a side-effect. In fact,
it's confusing to call it as an object method since it doesn't just
commit that object, but everything since your last commit.

I would recommend that you always call it like so:

Michael Peters
Plus Three, LP

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