In article <F73B91BED37FD5119F970008C7CF50FC09BEA942@stripped>,
"Wick, Mike" <mwick@stripped> writes:
> I am new to MySQL and am starting to use Apache::Session::MySQL.
> I created a table as the instructions mention.
> CREATE TABLE sessions
> id CHAR(32) NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY,
> a_session TEXT
> I have also tried a_session as BLOB.
> I can set and retrieve values from the created sessions using CGI scripting.
> I just cannot see the data when I query MySQL from the mysql> prompt when I
> telnet into the server. I have seen other threads elsewhere that mention
> this is not problem. I would feel more comfortable if I could see this data
> with a query. Or at least understand why. What am I missing?
From "perldoc Apache::Session":
Serialization is done via Storable, and optionally ASCII-fied via
MIME or pack().
What MySQL stores in the a_session column is the output of Storable.