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NAME ^

Maypole::Model::Base - Base class for model classes

DESCRIPTION ^

This is the base class for Maypole data models. This is an abstract class that defines the interface, and can't be used directly.

process

This is the engine of this module. Given the request object, it populates all the relevant variables and calls the requested action.

Anyone subclassing this for a different database abstraction mechanism needs to provide the following methods:

setup_database

    $model->setup_database($config, $namespace, @data)

Uses the user-defined data in @data to specify a database- for example, by passing in a DSN. The model class should open the database, and create a class for each table in the database. These classes will then be adopted. It should also populate $config->tables and $config->classes with the names of the classes and tables respectively. The classes should be placed under the specified namespace. For instance, beer should be mapped to the class BeerDB::Beer.

class_of

    $model->class_of($r, $table)

This maps between a table name and its associated class.

fetch_objects

This class method is passed a request object and is expected to return an object of the appropriate table class from information stored in the request object.

adopt

This class method is passed the name of a model class that represensts a table and allows the master model class to do any set-up required.

columns

This is a list of all the columns in a table. You may also override see also display_columns

table

This is the name of the table.

Actions

do_edit

If there is an object in $r->objects, then it should be edited with the parameters in $r->params; otherwise, a new object should be created with those parameters, and put back into $r->objects. The template should be changed to view, or edit if there were any errors. A hash of errors will be passed to the template.

list

The list method should fill $r->objects with all of the objects in the class. You may want to page this using Data::Page or similar.

edit

Empty Action.

view

Empty Action.

index

Empty Action, calls list if provided with a table.

Also, see the exported commands in Maypole::Model::CDBI.

Other overrides ^

Additionally, individual derived model classes may want to override the following methods:

display_columns

Returns a list of columns to display in the model. By default returns all columns in alphabetical order. Override this in base classes to change ordering, or elect not to show columns.

list_columns

Same as display_columns, only for listings. Defaults to display_columns

column_names

Return a hash mapping column names with human-readable equivalents.

is_public

should return true if a certain action is supported, or false otherwise. Defaults to checking if the sub has the :Exported attribute.

add_model_superclass

Adds model as superclass to model classes (if necessary)

method_attrs

Returns the list of attributes defined for a method. Maypole itself only defines the Exported attribute.

related

This can go either in the master model class or in the individual classes, and returns a list of has-many accessors. A brewery has many beers, so BeerDB::Brewery needs to return beers.

SEE ALSO ^

Maypole, Maypole::Model::CDBI.

AUTHOR ^

Maypole is currently maintained by Aaron Trevena.

AUTHOR EMERITUS ^

Simon Cozens, simon#cpan.org

Simon Flack maintained Maypole from 2.05 to 2.09

Sebastian Riedel, sri#oook.de maintained Maypole from 1.99_01 to 2.04

LICENSE ^

You may distribute this code under the same terms as Perl itself.

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