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Exception/Class/DBI version 1.02

This module offers a set of DBI-specific exception classes. They inherit from Exception::Class::Base, the base class for all exception objects created by the Exception::Class module from the CPAN. Exception::Class::DBI itself offers a single class method, handler(), that returns a code reference appropriate for passing the DBI HandleError attribute.

The exception classes created by Exception::Class::DBI are designed to be thrown in certain DBI contexts; the code reference returned by handler() and passed to the DBI `HandleError attribute determines the context, assembles the necessary metadata, and throws the apopropriate exception.

Each of the Exception::Class::DBI classes offers a set of object accessor methods in addition to those provided by Exception::Class::Base. These can be used to output detailed output in the event of an exception.


To install this module, type the following:

perl Build.PL
./Build test
./Build install

Or, if you don't have Module::Build installed, type the following:

perl Makefile.PL
make test
make install


This module requires these other modules and libraries:

  • DBI 1.28 or later (1.30 or later strongly recommended).
  • Exception::Class 1.02 or later (1.05 or later strongly recommended).
  • Test::Simple 0.40 (for testing).

Copyright and Licence

Copyright (c) 2002-2011, David E. Wheeler. Some Rights Reserved.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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