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[vox-tech] sqlite + perl - wierd unrecognized token error

I'm getting an error message that I don't know how to fix:

   $ ./driver.pl 

   Grade Utility
   1. Create a new class
   2. Add a student
   3. Modify a student
   4. Print a student
   5. Dump all records
   q. Quit

   Choice: 1
   Enter semester: 20051
   Enter course: SAPHY223
   Enter Course Desc: Theoretical Dilithium Crystal Designs
   Enter college: Starfleet Academy
   Enter reference: 10543
   DBD::SQLite::db do failed: unrecognized token: ":" at Create_Tables.pm line
   52, <> line 6.

Excerpt from driver.pl:

   sub Create_Course()
      my %course;

      print "Enter semester: ";
      $course{semester} = <>;

      print "Enter course: ";
      $course{course} = <>;

      print "Enter Course Desc: ";
      $course{course_desc} = <>;

      print "Enter college: ";
      $course{college} = <>;

      print "Enter reference: ";
      $course{reference} = <>;

      foreach (keys %course) { chomp $course{$_}; }


Excerpt from Create_Tables.pm:

   sub Create_Database(%)
      my ($course) = @_;

      my $table_name =

      die "Database file already exists" if -e $table_name;

      my $dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:SQLite:$table_name");

      # Create the course table
         CREATE TABLE course (
            semester    VARCHAR(10),
            course      VARCHAR(10),
            course_desc VARCHAR(10),
            college     VARCHAR(20),
            reference   INT

      # Populate the course table.  FIXME.  Clunky.
         INSERT INTO course VALUES (
            $dbh->quote ( $course->{semester} ),
            $dbh->quote ( $course->{course} ),
            $dbh->quote ( $course->{course_desc} ),
            $dbh->quote ( $course->{college} ),
            $dbh->quote ( $course->{reference} )


I printed out a trace log at level 3, but it didn't give any clues.
Everything looked more or less normal, until:

    -> execute for DBD::SQLite::st (DBI::st=HASH(0x8407760)~0x840773c)
sqlite error 1 recorded: unrecognized token: ":"
    !! ERROR: 1 'unrecognized token: ":"' (err#0)
    <- execute= undef at DBI.pm line 1436 via Create_Tables.pm line 52
    <> DESTROY(DBI::st=HASH(0x8407760)) ignored for outer handle (inner
DBI::st=HASH(0x840773c) has ref cnt 1)
    -> DESTROY for DBD::SQLite::st (DBI::st=HASH(0x840773c)~INNER)
Statement handle DBI::st=HASH(0x840773c) DESTROY ignored - never set up
       ERROR: 1 'unrecognized token: ":"' (err#0)

I'm brand spanking new to this stuff.  Any ideas on what's going on?  I
don't really see any ":" anywhere except for the DBI connection statement.


The mathematics of physics has become ever more abstract, rather than more
complicated.  The mind of God appears to be abstract but not complicated.
He also appears to like group theory.  --  Tony Zee's "Fearful Symmetry"

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