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DBIx::Class::Schema - composable schemas


  in My/

  package My::Schema;

  use base qw/DBIx::Class::Schema/;

  __PACKAGE__->load_classes(qw/Foo Bar Baz/);

  in My/Schema/

  package My::Schema::Foo;

  use base qw/DBIx::Class::Core/;


  in My/

  use My::Schema;

  My::Schema->compose_connection('My::DB', $dsn, $user, $pass, $attrs);

  then in app code

  my @obj = My::DB::Foo->search({}); # My::DB::Foo isa My::Schema::Foo My::DB


Creates database classes based on a schema. This allows you to have more than one concurrent connection using the same database classes, by making subclasses under a new namespace for each connection. If you only need one class, you should probably use DBIx::Class::DB directly instead.


register_class <component> <component_class>

Registers the class in the schema's class_registrations. This is a hash containing database classes, keyed by their monikers. It's used by compose_connection to create/modify all the existing database classes.


Simple read-only accessor for the schema's registered classes. See register_class above if you want to modify it.

load_classes [<classes>}

Uses Module::Find to find all classes under the database class' namespace, or uses the classes you select. Then it loads the component (using use), and registers them (using register_class);

compose_connection <target> <@db_info>

This is the most important method in this class. it takes a target namespace, as well as dbh connection info, and creates a DBIx::Class::DB class as well as subclasses for each of your database classes in this namespace, using this connection.

It will also setup a ->table method on the target class, which lets you resolve database classes based on the schema component name, for example

  MyApp::DB->table('Foo') # returns MyApp::DB::Foo, 
                          # which ISA MyApp::Schema::Foo

This is the recommended API for accessing Schema generated classes, and using it might give you instant advantages with future versions of DBIC.

setup_connection_class <$target> <@info>

Sets up a database connection class to inject between the schema and the subclasses the schema creates.


Matt S. Trout <>


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