- AUTHOR - Hilmar Lapp
Bio::DB::BioSQL::BiosequenceAdaptor - DESCRIPTION of Object
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The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _
Title : get_persistent_slots Usage : Function: Get the slots of the object that map to attributes in its respective entity in the datastore. Example : Returns : an array of method names constituting the serializable slots Args : the object about to be inserted or updated
Title : get_persistent_slot_values Usage : Function: Obtain the values for the slots returned by get_persistent_slots(), in exactly that order. Example : Returns : A reference to an array of values for the persistent slots of this object. Individual values may be undef. Args : The object about to be serialized. A reference to an array of foreign key objects if not retrievable from the object itself.
Title : get_foreign_key_objects Usage : Function: Gets the objects referenced by this object, and which therefore need to be referenced as foreign keys in the datastore. A Bio::PrimarySeqI references a namespace with authority. Example : Returns : an array of Bio::DB::PersistentObjectI implementing objects Args : The object about to be inserted or updated, or undef if the call is for a SELECT query. In the latter case return class or interface names that are mapped to the foreign key tables.
Title : instantiate_from_row Usage : Function: Instantiates the class this object is an adaptor for, and populates it with values from columns of the row. This implementation calls populate_from_row() to do the real job. Example : Returns : An object, or undef, if the row contains no values Args : A reference to an array of column values. The first column is the primary key, the other columns are expected to be in the order returned by get_persistent_slots(). Optionally, the object factory to be used for instantiating the proper class. The adaptor must be able to instantiate a default class if this value is undef.
Title : populate_from_row Usage : Function: Instantiates the class this object is an adaptor for, and populates it with values from columns of the row. Usually a derived class will instantiate the proper class and pass it on to populate_from_row(). Example : Returns : An object, or undef, if the row contains no values Args : The object to be populated, or the class to be instantiated. A reference to an array of column values. The first column is the primary key, the other columns are expected to be in the order returned by get_persistent_slots().
Title : get_unique_key_query Usage : Function: Obtain the suitable unique key slots and values as determined by the attribute values of the given object and the additional foreign key objects, in case foreign keys participate in a UK. This method MUST be overridden by a derived class. Alternatively, a derived class may choose to override find_by_unique_key() instead, as that one calls this method. Example : Returns : One or more references to hash(es) where each hash represents one unique key, and the keys of each hash represent the names of the object's slots that are part of the particular unique key and their values are the values of those slots as suitable for the key. Args : The object with those attributes set that constitute the chosen unique key (note that the class of the object will be suitable for the adaptor). A reference to an array of foreign key objects if not retrievable from the object itself.
Title : attach_foreign_key_objects Usage : Function: Attaches foreign key objects to the given object as far as necessary. This method is called after find_by_XXX() queries, not for INSERTs or UPDATEs. Example : Returns : TRUE on success, and FALSE otherwise. Args : The object to which to attach foreign key objects. A reference to an array of foreign key values, in the order of foreign keys returned by get_foreign_key_objects().
Title : remove_children Usage : Function: This method is to cascade deletes in maintained objects. We just return TRUE here. Example : Returns : TRUE on success and FALSE otherwise Args : The persistent object that was just removed from the database. Additional (named) parameter, as passed to remove().
Title : get_biosequence Usage : Function: Returns the actual sequence for a bioentry, or a substring of it. Example : Returns : A string (the sequence or subsequence) Args : The primary key of the bioentry for which to obtain the sequence. Optionally, start and end position if only a subsequence is to be returned (for long sequences, obtaining the subsequence from the database may be much faster than obtaining it from the complete in-memory string, because the latter has to be retrieved first).