Christopher Fields
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NAME

Bio::DB::DBI::Oracle - DESCRIPTION of Object

SYNOPSIS

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DESCRIPTION

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APPENDIX

The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are usually preceded with a _

new

 Title   : new
 Usage   : my $obj = Bio::DB::DBI::Oracle->new();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::DB::DBI::Oracle object using the passed named 
           parameters.
 Returns : an instance of Bio::DB::DBI::Oracle
 Args    : named parameters with tags -dbcontext (a Bio::DB::DBContextI
           implementing object) and -sequence_name (the name of the sequence
           for PK generation)

next_id_value

 Title   : next_id_value
 Usage   : $pk = $obj->next_id_value();
 Function: 
 Example :
 Returns : a value suitable for use as a primary key
 Args    : The database connection handle to use for retrieving the
           next primary key value.

           Optionally, the name of the primary key generating
           sequence. If omitted, the value returned by sequence_name()
           will be used.

last_id_value

 Title   : last_id_value
 Usage   :
 Function: Returns the last unique primary key value
           allocated. Depending on the argument and the driver, the
           value may be specific to a table, or independent of the
           table.

           This implementation does not need to know the table.
 Example :
 Returns : a value suitable for use as a primary key
 Args    : The database connection handle to use for retrieving the primary
           key from the last insert.

           Optionally, the name of the primary key generating
           sequence. If omitted, the value returned by sequence_name()
           will be used.

ifnull_sqlfunc

 Title   : nvl_sqlfunc
 Usage   :
 Function: Get the name of the SQL function that takes two arguments
           and returns the first if it is not null, and the second
           otherwise.

           Most RDBMSs will have such a function, but unfortunately
           the naming is different between them. E.g., in MySQL the
           name is IFNULL(), whereas in Oracle it is NVL().

 Example :
 Returns : the name of the function as a string, without parentheses
 Args    : none

build_dsn

 Title   : build_dsn
 Usage   :
 Function: Constructs the DSN string from the DBContextI object. Since this
           may be driver-specific, specific implementations may need to
           override this method.
 Example :
 Returns : a string (the DSN)
 Args    : a Bio::DB::DBContextI implementing object