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NAME ^

Gantry::Utils::CRUDHelp - helper routines for CRUD plugins

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Gantry::Utils::CRUDHelp;

DESCRIPTION ^

Exports helper functions useful when writing CRUD plugins.

FUNCTIONS ^

clean_params

Pass a hash of form parameters and the fields list from a Gantry::Plugins::AutoCRUD style form method. Any field with key is whose value is not boolean is examined in the params hash. If its value is false, that value is changed to undef. This keeps the ORM from trying to insert a blank string into a date and integer fields which is fatal, at least for DBIx::Class inserting into Postgres.

clean_dates

Pass a hash of form parameters and the fields list from a Gantry::Plugins::AutoCRUD style form method. Any field with key is whose value is date is examined in the params hash. If its value is false, that value is changed to undef. This keeps the ORM from trying to insert a blank string into a date field which is fatal, at least for Class::DBI inserting into Postgres.

form_profile

Pass in the fields list from a Gantry::Plugins::AutoCRUD style _form method. Returns a hash reference suitable for passing to the check method of Data::FormValidator.

verify_permission

Use this method if you want to enforce crudcrudcrud style table permissions.

Returns: undef if the permissions allow the requested action

Dies: when user is barred by permissions from performing the requested action

Parameters:

Pass the parameters in a hashref with these keys:

site

Your gantry site object.

row

[Optional] For use with edit and delete actions. This must be an ORM object which responds to the user_id method. Usually, that happens when your table has a column of that name.

params

[Optional] The hash of form parameters. If you like, this method can enforce rules for user_id's. These are the rules it enforces:

during add

If there is a logged in user, their id becomes the user_id in params. Otherwise, the user_id in params becomes 0.

during edit (and delete)

The user_id key of the params hash is deleted to avoid form spoofing changes to row ownership.

AutoCRUD uses this approach. In your CRUD controller, you could choose to do something different. Like, you could allow admin users to alter the user_id of an existing row. To do something like that, simply do not pass your params hash to this method.

action

[optional] What the user is trying to do. Pick from: add, edit, or delete. Yes, these should have had names from the CRUD acronym.

By default the action comes from calling action on <$site> and stripping the leading do_. So, if your method is called do_delete, the action default will be delete.

permissions

[optional, see Default below]

This must be a hash like this:

    {
        'group' => 'admin',
        'bits' => 'crud-rudcr--'
    };

The group is optional. If present, logged in users who are members of the named group will have group rights to the table.

The bits are actually 12 characters, each of which is flag. If all the letters are there, everyone can do everything and you might as well not use this method. To turn off a permission, replace the letter with a dash (although anything other than the expected letter would actually work). This is common: crudcrud-r--. It allows row owners and members of the table's group to do anything, but only allows read access for others.

The example above allows row owners and admin group members to do anything (the missing c for group members is more than covered by the c for owner and others). All users (whether logged in or not) can create rows and retrieve all rows.

The letters in the string must be lower case.

Default:

If you don't supply this parameter, it will be the permissions key returned by a call controller_config on your site object.

write_file( <form field name>, <file archive> );

write_file provides the code to collect a file from the form and write it to disk. This is to be called in the edit_post_action or add_post_action callback.

usage

 sub edit_post_action {
    my( $self, $row ) = @_;
    
    my %params = $self->get_param_hash;
        
    if ( defined %params{'myfile'} ) {
    
        my $u = $self->write_file( 'myfile', '/home/html/images' );
        $row->update( $u );
    }   
 }

recommend database fields

 <file field>   varchar  -- /path to file>/11677952634.59186549016706.jpg
 <file field>_ident  varchar -- 11677952634.59186549016706.jpg ( unique )
 <file field>_suffix varchar -- .txt
 <file field>_mime   varchar -- text/html
 <file field>_name   varchar -- originalfilename.txt
 <file field>_size   int     -- 2323

returns

will produce a hash ref

 {
    '<file field>'  => '/home/archive/11677952634.59186549016706.jpg',
    '<file field>_ident'  => '11677952634.59186549016706.jpg',
    '<file field>_suffix' => '.txt',
    '<file field>_mime'   => 'text/html',
    '<file field>_name'   => 'originalfilename.txt',
    '<file field>_size'   => '2323',
 }

SEE ALSO ^

 Gantry::Plugins::AutoCRUD (for simpler situations)
 Gantry::Plugins::CRUD (for slightly more complex situations)

AUTHOR ^

Phil Crow <philcrow2000@yahoo.com>

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2005, Phil Crow.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.6 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.

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