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NAME ^

Net::Journyx::Tutorial - tutorial for Journyx perl API covering all operations.

BASICS ^

    use Net::Journyx;
    my $jx = Net::Journyx->new(
        site => 'https://services.journyx.com/jxadminXX/jtcgi/jxapi.pyc',
        wsdl => 'file:jxapi.wsdl',
        username => 'user',
        password => 'password',
    );

To get a journyx object you can either call

    my $project = $jx->project;

or

    my $project = Net::Journyx::Project->new( jx => $jx );

Then you can either create a new object or load old one, for example:

    $project->load( name => 'my project' );

    # all in one:
    my $project = $jx->project->load( name => 'my project' );

See more on basic operations in "CRUD".

RENAMING ^

All basic methods are converted to lower case, for example:

    version    -> version
    apiVersion -> api_version

From all JX classes Record and Object suffixes has been stripped:

    UserRecord -> Net::Journyx::User
    TimeRecord -> Net::Journyx::Time

Instead off get/remove/delete/modify/update... we have four common operations:

    load
    create
    update
    delete

Read about them in </CRUD>.

LOGIN AND LOGOUT ^

You don't need to worry about it, just provide username and password. When a session key is required you'll be logged in automatically using provided credentials.

Logout happens when a Net::Journyx object is destroyed. (TODO: implement this).

BASE CLASS - Net::Journyx ^

The following journyx operations are implemented in Net::Journyx. Don't forget about "RENAMING".

    login
    whoami
    logout

    adminEmail
    adminName
    adminTelephone

    companyName
    customerNumber

    uname
    hostname

    licensedHost
    licensedUsers

    installDate
    expirationDate

    apiVersion
    version
    versionCheck

As well each class representing a journyx record has a shortcut:

    my $project = $jx->project;
    my $user = $jx->user;
    ...

CRUD ^

CRUD - is abreviatian for Create, Read, Update and Delete.

Four basic operations with record.

create

Each class representing a record has method create. This method is based on "addFullXxx" jx operations.

We decided not to change names of records columns and leave them alone, so you can find that some records have 'name', some 'pname' and some 'pretty_name'.

Uses getDefaultXxx to get template for the record (described below), after creation record is loaded.

Returns this object back so you can do the following:

    my $project = $jx->project->create(name => 'my project');

create is based on the following Journyx operations:

    addFullCode
    addFullExpenseRecord
    addFullGroup
    addFullProject
    addFullSubcode
    addFullSubsubcode
    addFullTimeRecord
    addFullUser

Creating any record via 'addFullRecord' is not implemented.

addXxx are simplified versions of above. We don't use them at the moment as some of them can explode without any abviouse reasons (e.g. addCode). Really, you don't need them.

    addCode
    addExpenseRecord
    addGroup
    addProject
    addSubcode
    addSubsubcode
    addTimeRecord
    addUser

load (read)

load loads a record from Journyx DB by columns, for example:

    my $project = $jx->project->load( id => $id );
    # or 
    my $project = $jx->project->load( name => $name );

Use $record_obj-is_loaded> to check if record is loaded or not.

Implemented using the following methods:

    getCode
    getExpenseRecord
    getGroup
    getProject
    getSubcode
    getSubsubcode
    getTimeRecord
    getUser

The following methods returns record's defaults, you can get access to them if you have to using "record_template" method, but usually you don't want to.

    getDefaultCode
    getDefaultExpenseRecord
    getDefaultGroup
    getDefaultProject
    getDefaultSubcode
    getDefaultSubsubcode
    getDefaultTimeRecord
    getDefaultUser

update

Updates columns of the record, for example:

    $project->update( name => 'new name' );

Record must be loaded before update, throws a runtime exception otherwise.

Based on:

    modifyCode
    modifyExpenseRecord
    modifyGroup
    modifyProject
    modifySubcode
    modifySubsubcode
    modifyTimeRecord
    modifyUser

delete

Deletes a record, for example:

    my $project = $jx->project->load( name => 'completed' );
    $project->delete;

Record must be loaded before delete, throws a runtime exception otherwise.

Based on:

    removeCode
    removeExpenseRecord
    removeGroup
    removeProject
    removeSubcode
    removeSubsubcode
    removeTimeRecord
    removeUser

Record ^

Along with </CRUD> there are some helpers.

User

NOT IMPLEMENTED:

    getUserAccruals
    getUserMemorizedEntries
    getUserPermissions

    changePassword
    changePasswordForUser
    changeUserPassword

    getUserRoles
    removeRoleFromUser

Group

    getGroupObjectClasses

    listGroupObjects

    listObjectGroups NOT IMPLEMENTED

    addObjectToGroup
    removeObjectFromGroup

    addCodeToGroup
    addProjectToGroup
    addSubcodeToGroup
    addSubsubcodeToGroup
    addUserToGroup

    removeCodeFromGroup
    removeProjectFromGroup
    removeSubcodeFromGroup
    removeSubsubcodeFromGroup
    removeUserFromGroup

Project

    getProjectDependencies
    addProjectDependency
    removeProjectDependency

Listing (NOT IMPLEMENTED) ^

    getExpenseCodeList
    getExpenseCurrencyList
    getSubcodeList
    getSubsubcodeList
    getTimeList
    getCodeList
    getExpenseList
    getProjectList
    getRecordsList
    getExpenseSourceList

UNSORTED AND NOT IMPLEMENTED ^

    deleteGroupMemorizedEntry
    deleteRateRule
    deleteRuleSet
    deleteUserAccrual
    deleteUserMemorizedEntry

    AssignApprovalPlan
    assignRoleToUser
    assignRuleSetToUser
    ChangeSheetStatus

    CreateApprovalPlan
    createGroupMemorizedEntry
    createRateRule
    createRuleSet
    createUserAccrual
    createUserMemorizedEntry

    getAllSheetIDs
    getAllTimeSheetIDs

    getApprovalPlans
    getApprovalPlansForUser

    getDatesInSheet
    getDatesInTimeSheet

    getEnabledExpenseFields
    getEnabledTimeFields

    getExpensePeriodDates

    getGroupMemorizedEntries

    getLatestSheetID
    getLatestTimeSheetID
    getNextSheetID
    getNextTimeSheetID
    getPeriodDates
    getPreferenceValue
    getPreviousSheetID
    getPreviousTimeSheetID


    getRateRule
    getRateRuleNames
    getRecentSheetIDsForUser
    getRecentSheetStatus
    getRecentTimeSheetStatus

    getRecordIDsInSheet
    getRecordsForSheet
    getRecordStructure

    getRuleSet
    getRuleSetNames

    getSearchableTables

    getSheetIDByDate
    getSheetReason
    getSheetRejectedStatuses
    getSheets
    getSheetStatus

    getTimePeriodDates

    getTimeRecordIDsInSheet

    getTimeSheetIDByDate

    getTimeSheetReason
    getTimeSheetRejectedStatuses
    getTimeSheetStatus

    getTotalHoursInTimeSheet

    modifyRateRule
    modifyRuleSet

    modifyUserAccrual

    modifyUserMemorizedEntry
    modifyGroupMemorizedEntry

    submitSheet
    submitTimeSheet

    UnassignApprovalPlan
    unassignApprovalPlanForUser

Attributes ^

AttributeTypeRecord in JX represents a custom field, it's a combination of: object type it applies to, attribute name and data type of the attribute.

Net::Journyx::Attribute is more natural naming.

It's record is quite different from others thus is not a subclass of Net::Journyx::Record.

Object type is some lower case table name and there is no map between XxxRecord names to tables. However you can get list of types using:

    getAttributeObjectTypes - ::Attribute->object_types

So object type is either hardcoded or guessed.

Data type is some UPER CASE string, at least the following are known to be supported: INTEGER, NUMBER, STRING, CHAR and DATE. You can check if type is valid using:

    checkAttributeDataType - ::Attribute->is_valid_type

Setting attributes on objects

Attributes can be changed using the following methods:

    get_attribute
    set_attribute
    del_attribute

and generic method attribute that re-dispatches to above methods, for example:

    my $v = $project->attribute('name'); # -> get_attribute
    $project->attribute('name', 'value', %rest); # -> set_attribute
    $project->attribute('name', undef); # -> del_attribute

Implemented using the following JX operations:

    getAttribute
    getAttributeInteger
    getAttributeNumber

    setAttribute
    setAttributeInteger
    setAttributeNumber

    deleteAttribute


    getAttributeTypeRecordByName
    getAttributeTypeByName

Dealing with default values

The following methods deal with defaults. Default attribute values are applied when new records are created; changing the default value will not alter any attribute values on already-existing records.

    getAttributeTypeDefaultValue
    getAttributeTypeDefaultValueInteger
    getAttributeTypeDefaultValueNumber
    setAttributeTypeDefaultValue
    setAttributeTypeDefaultValueInteger
    setAttributeTypeDefaultValueNumber
    removeAttributeTypeDefaultValue

Selections (not yet implemented)

    getAttributeTypeSelectionValueRecords
    getAttributeTypeSelectionValues
    setAttributeTypeSelectionDefault
    deleteAttributeTypeSelectionValue

    addAttributeTypeSelectionValue
    addAttributeTypeSelectionValueInteger
    addAttributeTypeSelectionValueNumber

    checkAttributeValue
    checkAttributeValueInteger
    checkAttributeValueNumber

    dropAttributeTypeAsHistorical

    getHistoricalAttributeObjectTypes
    getHistoricalAttributeTypes

    makeAttributeTypeAsHistorical

    modifyAttributeTypeDescription
    modifyAttributeTypeName
    modifyAttributeTypeReportability

    queryAttributes
    queryAttributesByValue
    queryAttributesByValueInteger
    queryAttributesByValueNumber
    queryAttributeTypes

    deleteAttributeType

    addAttributeType
    addFullAttributeType

Things we don't implement or use ^

The following may be useful, but we have ->update that works, implementation may be delayed:

    updateExpenseValue - updates only value field of Expense record
    updateTimeValue    - updates only value field of Time record

newXxx are not used as those are internal:

    newCode
    newExpenseRecord
    newGroup
    newProject
    newSubcode
    newSubsubcode
    newTimeRecord
    newUser

We don't allow to work with any record using the following:

    removeRecord
    getDefaultRecord
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