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SQL::Translator::Producer::TT::Table - Produces output using the Template Toolkit from a SQL schema, per table.


  # Normal STDOUT version
  my $translator     = SQL::Translator->new(
      from           => 'MySQL',
      filename       => 'foo_schema.sql',
      to             => 'TT::Table',
      producer_args  => {
          tt_table     => '',
  print $translator->translate;

  # To generate a file per table
  my $translator     = SQL::Translator->new(
      from           => 'MySQL',
      filename       => 'foo_schema.sql',
      to             => 'TT::Table',
      producer_args  => {
          tt_table       => '',
          mk_files      => 1,
          mk_files_base => "./doc/tables",
          mk_file_ext   => ".html",
          on_exists     => "replace",
  # ./doc/tables/ now contains the templated tables as $tablename.html


Produces schema output using a given Template Tookit template, processing that template for each table in the schema. Optionally allows you to write the result for each table to a separate file.

It needs one additional producer_arg of tt_table which is the file name of the template to use. This template will be passed a template var of table, which is the current SQL::Translator::Producer::Table table we are producing, which you can then use to walk the schema via the methods documented in that module. You also get schema as a shortcut to the SQL::Translator::Producer::Schema for the table and translator, the SQL::Translator object for this parse in case you want to get access to any of the options etc set here.

Here's a brief example of what the template could look like:

  [% %]
  [% FOREACH field = table.get_fields %]
      [% %]   [% field.data_type %]([% field.size %])
  [% END -%]

See t/data/template/ for a more complete example.

You can also set any of the options used to initiallize the Template object by adding them to your producer_args. See Template Toolkit docs for details of the options.

  $translator          = SQL::Translator->new(
      to               => 'TT',
      producer_args    => {
          ttfile       => '',
          INCLUDE_PATH => '/foo/templates/tt',
          INTERPOLATE  => 1,

If you set mk_files and its additional options the producer will write a separate file for each table in the schema. This is useful for producing things like HTML documentation where every table gets its own page (you could also use TTSchema producer to add an index page). Its also particulary good for code generation where you want to produce a class file per table.



File name of the template to run for each table.


Set to true to output a file for each table in the schema (as well as returning the whole lot back to the Translalor and hence STDOUT). The file will be named after the table, with the optional mk_files_ext added and placed in the directory mk_files_base.


Extension (without the dot) to add to the filename when using mk_files.

mk_files_base = DIR

Dir to build the table files into when using mk_files. Defaults to the current directory.


Set true and if the file needs to written to a directory that doesn't exist, it will be created first.

on_exists [Default:replace]

What to do if we are running with mk_files and a file already exists where we want to write our output. One of "skip", "die", "replace", "insert". The default is die.

replace - Over-write the existing file with the new one, clobbering anything already there.

skip - Leave the origional file as it was and don't write the new version anywhere.

die - Die with an existing file error.

insert - Insert the generated output into the file bewteen a set of special comments (defined by the following options.) Any code between the comments will be overwritten (ie the results from a previous produce) but the rest of the file is left alone (your custom code). This is particularly useful for code generation as it allows you to generate schema derived code and then add your own custom code to the file. Then when the schema changes you just re-produce to insert the new code.


The comment to look for in the file when on_exists is insert. Default is SQLF INSERT START. Must appear on it own line, with only whitespace either side, to be recognised.


The end comment to look for in the file when on_exists is insert. Default is SQLF INSERT END. Must appear on it own line, with only whitespace either side, to be recognised.


Mark Addison <>.


- Some tests for the various on exists options (they have been tested implicitley through use in a project but need some proper tests).

- More docs on code generation strategies.

- Better hooks for filename generation.

- Integrate with TT::Base and TTSchema.



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