From perl program query is not executed.

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Old 03-03-2015
From perl program query is not executed.

I have tried executing one particular query through perl.But I am unable to get the result. When I tried to execute the sysdate query its working when I executed my perl code.

The below query doesn't work.
my $sql ="select name from tab where rownum <6";

Received ora error :ORA-12705: Cannot access NLS data files or invalid environment specified

The below query works out.
my $sql ="select sysdate from dual";

When I tried to manually execute the 1st query without perl I am getting the output.
SQL> select tname from tab;

Last edited by rbatte1; 03-03-2015 at 08:46 AM.. Reason: Added ICODE tags and compressed CODE tags blocks.
# 2  
Old 03-03-2015
The error indicates that the Perl script is executed in a different environment (most probably via cron). Make sure all necessary Oracle related variables are set before invoking the Perl script: ORACLE_HOME, PATH etc.
<run you script>

# 3  
Old 03-04-2015
do I need to invoke all the above oracle variables to invoke inside the perl script.
# 4  
Old 03-04-2015
Just put them on top of your script. See orafaq "Setting the Oracle environment" for more.
# 5  
Old 03-04-2015
I have included the below variable in my perl code.

Please confirm
use strict;
use DBI;
ORACLE_HOME = "/oracle/product/10.2.0";

# 6  
Old 03-04-2015
No, you need:
my $ORACLE_HOME = "/oracle/product/10.2.0";
#You may also need to set the ORACLE SID
#my $ORACLE_SID="your_sid";

# Uncomment if you set ORACLE SID above

# 7  
Old 03-04-2015
$ENV{ORACLE_HOME} = "/oracle/product/10.2.0";

I am getting the below eror when executing.
Global symbol "$ORACLE_HOME" requires explicit package name at line 5.
Bareword "PATH" not allowed while "strict subs" in use at line 6.
Execution of aborted due to compilation errors.

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