SQL::Translator::Schema::Field - SQL::Translator field object
use SQL::Translator::Schema::Field; my $field = SQL::Translator::Schema::Field->new( name => 'foo', table => $table, );
SQL::Translator::Schema::Field is the field object.
my $field = SQL::Translator::Schema::Field->new( name => 'foo', table => $table, );
Get or set the comments on a field. May be called several times to set and it will accumulate the comments. Called in an array context, returns each comment individually; called in a scalar context, returns all the comments joined on newlines.
$field->comments('foo'); $field->comments('bar'); print join( ', ', $field->comments ); # prints "foo, bar"
Get or set the field's data type.
my $data_type = $field->data_type('integer');
Constant from DBI package representing this data type. See "DBI Constants" in DBI for more details.
Get or set the field's default value. Will return undef if not defined and could return the empty string (it's a valid default value), so don't assume an error like other methods.
my $default = $field->default_value('foo');
Get or set the field's foreign key reference;
my $constraint = $field->foreign_key_reference( $constraint );
Get or set the field's
my $is_auto = $field->is_auto_increment(1);
Returns whether or not the field is a foreign key.
my $is_fk = $field->is_foreign_key;
Get or set whether the field can be null. If not defined, then returns "1" (assumes the field can be null). The argument is evaluated by Perl for True or False, so the following are equivalent:
$is_nullable = $field->is_nullable(0); $is_nullable = $field->is_nullable(''); $is_nullable = $field->is_nullable('0');
While this is technically a field constraint, it's probably easier to represent this as an attribute of the field. In order keep things consistent, any other constraint on the field (unique, primary, and foreign keys; checks) are represented as table constraints.
Get or set the field's
is_primary_key attribute. Does not create a table constraint (should it?).
my $is_pk = $field->is_primary_key(1);
Determine whether the field has a UNIQUE constraint or not.
my $is_unique = $field->is_unique;
Determine whether the field is valid or not.
my $ok = $field->is_valid;
Get or set the field's name.
my $name = $field->name('foo');
The field object will also stringify to its name.
my $setter_name = "set_$field";
Errors ("No field name") if you try to set a blank name.
Read only method to return the fields name with its table name pre-pended. e.g. "person.foo".
Get or set the field's order.
my $order = $field->order(3);
Shortcut to get the fields schema ($field->table->schema) or undef if it doesn't have one.
my $schema = $field->schema;
Get or set the field's size. Accepts a string, array or arrayref of numbers and returns a string.
$field->size( 30 ); $field->size( [ 255 ] ); $size = $field->size( 10, 2 ); print $size; # prints "10,2" $size = $field->size( '10, 2' ); print $size; # prints "10,2"
Get or set the field's table object. As the table object stringifies this can also be used to get the table name.
my $table = $field->table; print "Table name: $table";
Returns the field exactly as the parser found it
Determines if this field is the same as another
my $isIdentical = $field1->equals( $field2 );
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