NAME

Basset::DB - talks to your database and gives you a few helper database methods.

AUTHOR

Jim Thomason, jim@jimandkoka.com

SYNOPSIS

 #buried in the bowels of a module somewhere
 my $driver = Basset::DB->new();
 my $stmt = $driver->prepare('select * from some_table');

DESCRIPTION

You have a database. You're using Basset::Object::Persistent. You need to store objects. You need to talk to your database. You're using Basset::DB::Table for all of your table related stuff. But, some things are just simply database related (like connecting, transactions, etc.) for that, you need something higher. Basset::DB does just that.

ATTRIBUTES

failed

Boolean attribute, set internally if the current transaction has been failed.

METHODS

recreate_handle

recreates the database handle with the original parameters. This will blindly blow away the DBI handle, so be careful with this method.

create_handle

Takes a hash of values (dsh, user, pass) which are used to create a new database handel. By default, uses DBI's connect_cached method. Can be overridden in subclasses.

AUTOLOAD

friggin' DBI cannot be subclassed. So AUTOLOAD sits in between. Any method called on a Basset::DB object that it doesn't understand creates a new method that passes through to the internal handle and calls the method on that. So, obviously, only use DBI methods.

stack

This is your transaction stack for your driver. You will rarely (if ever) need to see this directly.

 $driver->begin();
 print $driver->stack(); #1
 $driver->begin();
 print $driver->stack(); #2
 $driver->begin();
 print $driver->stack(); #3
 
begin

Adds 1 to your transaction stack

end

Subtracts 1 from your transaction stack.

finish

automagically finishes your transaction and sets your stack back to 0, regardless of how many items are on your stack. Use this method with extreme care.

fail

fails your transaction and rolls it back from the database. If you just want to fail your transaction but otherwise not roll it back, then simply set failed = 1.

unfail

unfails a transaction. If a fatal error occurs and you want to continue, you must unfail

wipe

fails your transaction and rolls it back from the database if you have pending items on your stack.

copy

Copying Basset::DB objects is frowned upon. Nonetheless, if you must do it, you're still going to get the same database handle back. That is to say, the exact same object.

Note - as a result of how this has to work (and some DBI bitching), copying Basset::DB objects is not thread safe.

sql_type

This is a wrapper method to DBI's sql_types constants. Pass in a string value consisting of the sql type string, and it spits back the relevant DBI constant.

 my $some_constant = Basset::DB->sql_type('SQL_INTEGER');

Very useful if you're binding values or such.

tables

returns an array of all tables in your database. You may optionally pass in a database handle to get all of the tables for that handle instead of the default

ping

just a wrapper around DBI's ping

optimize_tables

MySQL only, most likely. Calls the "optimize table" command on all tables in your database, or only upon those tables that you've passed in, if you prefer.

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