In addition to the connection string, the username and the password one can and should configure the database with the DBI specific configuration options (or attributes). These options all go in a HASH reference in the 4th parameter of the DBI connect method.
As the databases and the DBD - Database drivers might all decide arbitrarily on their mode regarding transactions one should always explicitely declare how she wants to operate.
The AutoCommit option.
my %attributes = ( PrintError => 1, RaiseError => 1, AutoCommit => 1, FetchHashKeyName => 'NAME_lc', # NAME_uc TraceLevel => 1, # see Debugging and Trace levels later ); my $dsn = "dbi:SQLite:dbname=$dbfile"; my $dbh = DBI->connect($dsn, $username, $password, \%attributes);