speaking of Ruby DBI, does anyone know if there is a limitation to the size of 
the sql executed by DBI?

in my case i'm thinking of sending multiple queries at once:

sql = %Q{
		UPDATE table SET a='1' WHERE x=1;
		UPDATE table SET a='2' WHERE x=2;
		UPDATE table SET a='3' WHERE x=3;
		...
		}

rahter than doing each of these individually. will i hit a cap on this type of 
execution? does it depend on the DBD or database itself?

-transami