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NAME ^

DBIx::Class::Manual::Glossary - Clarification of terms used.

INTRODUCTION ^

This document lists various terms used in DBIx::Class and attempts to explain them.

TERMS ^

ORM

ResultSet

This is an object representing a set of data. It can either be an entire table, or the results of a query. The actual data is not held in the ResultSet, it is only a description of how to fetch the data.

See also: "METHODS" in DBIx::Class::ResultSet

ResultSource

ResultSource objects represent the source of your data, they are also known as a table objects.

See also: "METHODS" in DBIx::Class::ResultSource

Record

See Row.

Row

Row objects contain your actual data. They are returned from ResultSet objects.

Object

See Row.

Schema

A Schema object represents your entire table collection, plus the connection to the database. You can create one or more schema objects, connected to various databases, with various users, using the same set of table (ResultSource) definitions.

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