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NAME ^

MQdb::DBStream - DESCRIPTION of Object

SYNOPSIS ^

A simplified object to manage a collection of information related to streaming data from a database. at least with MYSQL, the perl driver does odd caching so to stream one needs to create a new database connection in order to stream

DESCRIPTION ^

CONTACT ^

Jessica Severin <jessica.severin@gmail.com>

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APPENDIX ^

The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are labeled.

set_stream_useresult_behaviour

  Description  : sets a global behaviour for all DBStreams.  
                 setting use_result to "on" will leave the results on the database and
                 will keep the database connection open durring streaming.  
                 Both methods have similar speed performance, but keeping the results 
                 on the database server means the client uses essentially no memory.
                 The risk of turning this on is that the the database connection remains open
                 and there is risk of it timing out if processing takes a long time to stream all data.
                 When turned off, the entire result set is transfered in bulk to the driver (DBD::mysql)
                 and streaming happens from the underlying driver code and the perl code layer.
                 Default is "off" since this is safer but one risks needing lots of memory on the client.
  Parameter[1] : 1 or "y" or "on" turns the use_result on and keeps the database connection open
  Returntype   : none
  Exceptions   : none
  Example      : MQdb::DBStream->set_stream_useresult_behaviour(1);

next_in_stream

  Description: gets the next object in the stream. If the stream is empty it return undef.
  Returntype : instance of the defined DBStream::stream_class, or undef
  Exceptions : none
  Example    :  
                my $stream = WorldKit::Person->stream_all_by_country_region($db, "USA", "wisconsin");
                while(my $person = $stream->next_in_stream) { 
                  #do something
                }

as_array

  Description: instantiates all remaining instances in the stream and returns them as an array
  Returntype : reference to array of instances of the defined class of this stream
  Exceptions : none
  Example    :  
                my $stream = WorldKit::Person->stream_all_by_country_region($db, "USA", "wisconsin");
                my $all_people = $stream->as_array;  #because I have a large memory machine and need them all in memory
                foreach my $person (@$all_people) { 
                  #do something
                }

stream_database

  Description: this is an internal system method.  
               Needs to have two database connections open, one for the active
               stream handle, and one for lazy-loading additional data on the returned 
               objects.  This is used to set the database which is the one streaming objects
  Arg (1)    : $database (MQdb::Database) for setting
  Returntype : MQdb::Database
  Exceptions : none
  Callers    :  MQdb::MappedQuery

stream_class

  Description: this is an internal system method.  
               Set/get the class used for creation of objects on this stream.
               The class must be a subclass of MQdb::MappedQuery
  Arg (1)    : $class (must be subclass of MQdb::MappedQuery) for setting
  Returntype : a class which is a subclass of  MQdb::MappedQuery
  Exceptions : none
  Callers    :  MQdb::MappedQuery

prepare

  Description: this is an internal system method.  It is used to set the SQL query used
               to stream objects out of a database.  Must be have stream_class() set
               to a subclass of MappedQuery which implements the mapRow() method.
  Returntype : $self
  Exceptions : none
  Callers    :  MQdb::MappedQuery
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