Load an Access database

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Here is a stripped down script to load a Microsoft Access database table using Win32::ODBC. This loaded about 100k rows per minute on my machine, which is WinXP, Access 2003, Active State Perl 5.8.8 and a Core 2 6600 processor at 2.4GHz.

use strict;
use warnings;

use Win32::ODBC;

$| = 1;

my $dsn = "LinkManagerTest";
my $db = new Win32::ODBC($dsn)
    or die "Connect to database $dsn failed: " . Win32::ODBC::Error();

my $rows_added = 0;
my $error_code;

while (<>) {

    print STDERR "."     unless $. % 100;
    print STDERR " $.\n" unless $. % 5000;

    my ($source, $source_link, $url, $site_name) = split /\t/;

    my $insert = qq{
        insert into Links (
        values (

    $error_code = $db->Sql($insert);

    if ($error_code) {
        print "\nSQL update failed on line $. with error code $error_code\n";
        print "SQL statement:\n$insert\n\n";
        print "Error:\n" . $db->Error() . "\n\n";
    else {

    $db->Transact('SQL_COMMIT') unless $. % 1000;


print "\n";
print "Lines Read: $.\n";
print "Rows Added: $rows_added\n";

exit 0;

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