Christopher Fields
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Bio::DB::SoapEUtilities::DocSumAdaptor - Handle for Entrez SOAP DocSums


 my $fac = Bio::DB::SoapEUtilities->new();
 # run a query, returning a DocSumAdaptor
 my $docs = $fac->esummary( -db => 'taxonomy',
                            -id => 527031 )->run(-auto_adapt=>1);
 # iterate over docsums
 while (my $d = $docs->next_docsum) {
    @available_items = $docsum->item_names;
    # any available item can be called as an accessor
    # from the docsum your case...
    $sci_name = $d->ScientificName;
    $taxid = $d->TaxId;


This adaptor provides an iterator (next_docsum()) and other convenience functions for parsing NCBI Entrez EUtility esummary SOAP results.


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


 Title   : new
 Usage   : my $obj = new Bio::DB::SoapEUtilities::DocSumAdaptor();
 Function: Builds a new Bio::DB::SoapEUtilities::DocSumAdaptor object
 Returns : an instance of Bio::DB::SoapEUtilities::DocSumAdaptor
 Args    :


 Title   : next_docsum
 Usage   : 
 Function: return the next DocSum from the attached Result
 Returns : 
 Args    : 


 Title   : item_names
 Usage   : @accs = $docsum->item_names
 Function: Return a list of items accessible from the 
 Returns : array of scalar strings
 Args    : none