1. Chris Vertonghen
  2. mysql4to5

Overview

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NAME

mysql4to5 - converts MySQL4-queries to MySQL5-compatible-queries

USAGE

This is a perl-script; you start it from the terminal like so:

perl mysql4to5.pl

Remember to put its location in your $PATH if you use it regularly.

DESCRIPTION

This scripts encloses, between round brackets, all SQL-statements that don't enclose the tables (and their aliases, joins etc) listed between FROM .. WHERE and UPDATE .. SET

It doesn't matter if the SQL statements have been written out over multiple lines of code or not.

More specifically, this script does the following:

  1. globs (recursively, from path of execution) for *.sql files

  2. updates (via regex) SQL-statements found in each file

  3. leaves original .sql files untouched

  4. creates a .sql.new file for those files that needed updating

Sample .sql files can be found in the /sample directory

SELECT statements:

Before:

select a.fone, b.fone, b.ftwo from atable a, btable b 
    where a.fone=b.fone

After:

select a.fone, b.fone, b.ftwo from (atable a, btable b) 
    where a.fone=b.fone

UPDATE statements:

Before:

update atable a, btable b 
    set a.fone="else", b.fone="else" where a.fone="something"

After:

update (atable a, btable b) 
    set a.fone="else", b.fone="else" where a.fone="something"

AUTHOR

Chris Vertonghen <chrisv(at)cpan(dot)org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2014 Chris Vertonghen

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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