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NAME ^

DBIx::SQLEngine::Record::Class - Factory for Record Classes

SYNOPSIS ^

Setup: Several ways to create a class.

  $sqldb = DBIx::SQLEngine->new( ... );
  
  $class_name = $sqldb->record_class( $table_name, @traits );
  
  $sqldb->record_class( $table_name, $class_name, @traits );
  
  package My::Record;
  use DBIx::SQLEngine::Record::Class '-isasubclass', 'Table', 'Hooks';  
  My::Record->table( $sqldb->table($table_name) );

Basics: Common operations on a record.

  $record = $class_name->new_with_values(somefield => 'My Value');
  
  print $record->get_values( 'somefield' );

  $record->change_values( somefield => 'New Value' );

Fetch: Retrieve records by ID or other query.

  $record = $class_name->select_record( $primary_key );
  
  @records = $class_name->fetch_select(%clauses)->records;

Modify: Write changes to the data source.

  $record->insert_record();
  
  $record->update_record();
  
  $record->delete_record();

DESCRIPTION ^

DBIx::SQLEngine::Record::Class is a factory for Record classes.

You can use this package to create a class whose instances represent each of the rows in a SQL database table.

CLASS INSTANTIATION ^

Subclass Factory

import
  package My::Record;
  use DBIx::SQLEngine::Record::Class '-isasubclass';
  use DBIx::SQLEngine::Record::Class '-isasubclass', @Traits;

Allows for a simple declaration of inheritance.

Mixin Class Factory

class()
  $factory->class() : $base_class
  $factory->class( @traits ) : $class_name

Build an ad-hod class with mixins.

See the documentation for Class::MixinFactory to learn more about developing custom mixin classes.

The MixinFactory is configured with the following package names:

base_class

DBIx::SQLEngine::Record::Base

mixin_prefix

DBIx::SQLEngine::Record

mixed_prefix

DBIx::SQLEngine::Record::AUTO

Record Class Creation

new_subclass()
  DBIx::SQLEngine::Record::Class->new_subclass( %options ) : $class_name

Subclass constructor. Accepts a hash of options with the following keys:

'name'

If you do not supply a class name, one is generated based on the table name, which must be provided.

If the class name does not contain a "::" package separator, it is prepended with DBIx::SQLEngine::Record::Auto:: to keep the namespace conflict-free.

'table'

You may provde a DBIx::SQLEngine::Schema::Table object or create the class without it and initialize it later.

'traits'

You may pass a reference to one or more trait names as a "traits" argument.

subclass_for_table()
  DBIx::SQLEngine::Record::Class->subclass_for_table( $table, $name, @traits ) : $class_name

Convenience method for common parameters. You are expected to provde a DBIx::SQLEngine::Schema::Table object.

generate_subclass_name_for_table()

Called internally by new_subclass() if no class name is provided.

Cross-constructors from other objects:

SQLEngine->record_class()
  $sqldb->record_class( $tablename ) : $class_name
  $sqldb->record_class( $tablename, $name ) : $class_name
  $sqldb->record_class( $tablename, $name, @traits ) : $class_name

Convenience method to create a record class with the given table name.

Table->record_class()
  $table->record_class( ) : $class_name
  $table->record_class( $name ) : $class_name
  $table->record_class( $name, @traits ) : $class_name

Convenience method to create a record class for a given table object.

RECORD CLASS TRAITS ^

Depending on application, there are several different sets of features that one might or might not wish to have available on their record class.

Included Trait Classes

The following trait classes are included with this distribution:

Accessors

Generates methods for getting and setting values in each record object.

Cache

Provides a caching layer to avoid repeated selections of the same information.

Hooks

Adds ok_, pre_, and post_ hooks to key methods. Any number of code refs can be registered to be called at key times, by class or for specific instances.

SEE ALSO ^

See DBIx::SQLEngine for the overall interface and developer documentation.

See DBIx::SQLEngine::Docs::ReadMe for general information about this distribution, including installation and license information.

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