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NAME ^

Fry::Lib::CDBI::Outline - A Class::DBI library for Fry::Shell which displays several database queries in an outline format.

VERSION ^

This document describes version 0.14

DESCRIPTION ^

This module has one command, outlineSearches, which takes a query outline and produces results in the same outline format. To write an outline in one line for commandline apps, there is a shorthand syntax. Take the sample outline:

        0 dog
                1 rex
                1 cartoon
                        2 snoopy
                        2 brian
        0 cat   

        Note: the numbers are the outline levels and aren't usually seen

In shorthand syntax this is 'dog(rex,cartoon(snoopy,brian))cat'. I'll use node to refer to a line in an outline ie 'dog'. There are three characters that delimit indent levels between nodes:

        '(':following node is indented one level
        ')': following node is unindented one level
        ',': following node remains at same level

Each node is a query chunk which uses the same syntax as the search commands in Fry::Lib::CDBI::Basic.

For example, here's a simple query outline:

        tag=perl(tag=dbi,read)name=Shell::

which means the following query outline:

        tags=perl
                tags=dbi
                read
        name=Shell::

which would produce:

        tags=perl
                tags=dbi
                        #results of tags=dbi and tags=perl
                read
                        #results of tags=read and tags=perl
        name=Shell::
                #results of name=Shell:

The resulting outline produces results under the last level children. By default the query chunks ('tags=perl') are ANDed. If no $splitter ('=' here) is in a given query chunk then a default column name is assumed by $otlcol. In this example, $otlcol = 'tags' for the 'read' node.

Although there is no required table format I usually use this module for tables that I'm tagging. See Fry::Lib::CDBI::Tags for more detail.

LIBRARY VARIABLES ^

        right_indent: Increases outline level by one.
        no_indent: Outline level remains the same.
        left_indent:  Decreases outline level by one.
        otlcol:  column assumed in searches when no column given
        indent_char: Character used to indent nodes

INNARDS of outlineSearches ^

The subroutines are indented by subroutine frame and are called in the order they appear.

        outlineSearches
                create_outline
                        get_outline     
                                input_to_nodes
                                get_indents
                                get_values
                                set_results
                                        alias_otl
                                        search_outline
                        makeNodeOutline
                                print_indented_rows

        outlineSearches(@outline_terms): command which returns outline of search results,
                an $outline_term is equal to $search_term$level_delimiter where
                $search_term is the same as in Fry::Lib::CDBI::Basic and a
                $level_delimiter is one of the variables $indent,$no_indent or
                $left_indent
        create_outline(@outline_terms): wrapper sub
        get_outline(@outline_terms): Returns an arrayref of node objects. A node
                object contains the following attributes:
                        value: search term used by search functions
                        results: Class::DBI objects from search
                        indent: indent/outline level
        input_to_nodes(@outline_terms): splits input on a $level_delimiter to return array of nodes
        get_indents(@input_to_nodes): returns an indent value for each node based on a $level_delimiter
        get_values(@get_indents): returns a value for each node
        set_results(\@node): sets results attribute of a node object
        alias_otl(@search_terms): unaliases outline search terms to make it compatible with
                :CDBI::Basic search terms 
        search_outline(@search_terms): does a search using one of the search functions from
                :CDBI::Basic
        makeNodeOutline(@node): makes a node outline by indenting properly and displaying Class::DBI
                search results

SEE ALSO ^

Fry::Shell,Fry::Lib::CDBI::Tags

AUTHOR ^

Me. Gabriel that is. If you want to bug me with a bug: cldwalker@chwhat.com If you like using perl,linux,vim and databases to make your life easier (not lazier ;) check out my website at www.chwhat.com.

LICENSE ^

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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