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sqlite and wal file

Started by johnp12, September 16, 2013, 12:32:07 PM

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I am trying to write a simple perl program (perl version 5.16.3). I am accessing a SQLite db which is using WAL(write ahead logging). It took me a while but I learned that my connection is only looking at the DB file and not the WAL file. As a result, my queries are not returning the full data set.

the SQLite firefox addon shows 10 invoices in the invoice table. the following program is returning only 8...

use DBD::SQLite;
use DBI;
use Tkx;
use File::Copy;
use PDF::API2;
use constant mm => 25.4 / 72;
use constant in => 1 / 72;
use constant pt => 1;

# Prompt user for database file location

$dbfile = Tkx::tk___getOpenFile(-initialdir=>'C:/events_p', -title=>'Please select your current events database file (event.sqlite)');
$dbfile =~ s/\//\\/g;

# Initialiatize path variables
# parse out the db filename and path

# Error and exit if incorrect DB filename was selected
if ($DbFilename ne 'event.sqlite')
    print "\n**** ERROR ****, Invalid Database Filename Selected\n";
    print "      You MUST select the filename called  event.sqlite\n";

# Connect to the Database
my $dbh2 = DBI->connect("dbi:SQLite:$dbfile", "", "",{RaiseError => 1, AutoCommit => 1}) or die $DBI::errstr;;
$dbh2->do('PRAGMA journal_mode=WAL');
my $sth = $dbh2->prepare("SELECT count(*) fromInvoice");

  while (@data = $sth->fetchrow_array())
      print "count=$data[0]\n";


If I go into the firefox add on and run a checkpoint , the 2 new invoices get flushed from the WL to the db file and then my program sees them
what am I doing wrong where my script is only looking at the db file and not the WAL file?