DBI Environment Variables

DBI consults several environment variables, listed in Table G.4. All of them, except DBI_TRACE, are used by the connect() method. DBI_DRIVER is used by the data_sources() method, and DBI_TRACE is used by trace().

Table G.4. DBI Environment Variables
Name Meaning
DBI_DRIVER DBD-level driver name ("mysql" for MySQL)
DBI_DSN Data source name
DBI_PASS Password
DBI_TRACE Trace level and/or trace output file
DBI_USER Username