unload the data into a text file with pipe delimitor using perl DBI informix similar to "unload" command in dbaccess

Hey,

I just wanted to unload the data from informix database table into a text file with pipe delimiter. Which worked similar to dbacces "unload" command.
my $dbh1= DBI->connect("DBI:Informix:$dbname","","")
                or die " cannot connect to  Informix DB\n";

my $sth1 =$dbh1->prepare("select * from table");
   $sth1->execute();

Thanks in advance  
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wilcoxonCommented:
Add this to the code you already have above...
open OUT, '>outfile' or die "could not write file: $!";
while (my $row = $sth1->fetchrow_arrayref) {
    print OUT join('|', @$row), "\n";
}
close OUT;
$sth1->finish;

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sudarshan1985Author Commented:
The above code is working fine for me but near the outfile I am not able to get the output into a particular file

open OUT, '>outfile.txt' or die "could not write file: $!";  --> is working

but

my $exm = "/home/aaa/aa.txt";
open OUT, '>$exm' or die "could not write file: $!";  --> is not working

its getting the output into a file called $exm but I need the data to be copied to aa.txt

Thanks in advance


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wilcoxonCommented:
Single quotes prevent interpolation of variables.  Either of the below will work:

open OUT, ">$exm" or ... # use double-quotes to enable interpolation
open OUT, '>', $exm or ... # use the 3-argument form of open
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