In part 14 we had a look at a look at blob, lob and clobs and even memo data sometimes DBD developers add in a few goodies that are outside the spec despite the ever watchful eyes of the DBI gods. Here is one exmple.
XML, That will never catch on we have SML
On neat little trick, besides a bunch of others, that DBD::Oracle can do is suck up large XML documents into its native XMLType.
It is actually quite easy as all that is really necessary is to import the correct data type and then bind it to the appropriate column.
So to start