thanks much Gavin!

by "is the case" i take it you mean that in queries. so i'll assume it is the 
case for all of them and cache the ColumnInfo myself. correct me if i misread 
you.

happy new year,
transami


On Wednesday 01 January 2003 12:11 am, Gavin Sinclair wrote:
> On Wednesday, January 1, 2003, 4:34:40 PM, Tom wrote:
> > Can any one tell me if a call to DBI::DatabaseHandle#columns actually
> > queries the database? or is the all the ColumnInfo stored as soon as a
> > connection is made?
>
> The source indicates that this is the case for the Oracle driver.  I
> didn't check any others.
>
> Gavin