Catmandu::Importer::PICA - Package that imports PICA+ data


    use Catmandu::Importer::PICA;

    my $importer = Catmandu::Importer::PICA->new(file => "pica.xml", type=> "XML");

    my $n = $importer->each(sub {
        my $hashref = shift;
        # ...

To convert between PICA+ syntax variants with the catmandu command line client:

    catmandu convert PICA --type xml to PICA --type plain < picadata.xml


Parses PICA format to native Perl hash containing two keys _id and record. See PICA::Data for more information about PICA data format and record structure.


This module inherits all methods of Catmandu::Importer and by this Catmandu::Iterable.


In addition to the configuration provided by Catmandu::Importer (file, fh, etc.) the importer can be configured with the following parameters:


Describes the PICA+ syntax variant. Supported values (case ignored) include the default value xml for PicaXML, plain for human-readable PICA+ serialization (where $ is used as subfield indicator), plus or picaplus for normalized PICA+, binary for binary PICA+ and ppxml for the PICA+ XML variant of the DNB.