++ed by:
Dominique Dumont

NAME

Config::Model::IdElementReference - Refer to id element(s) and extract keys

VERSION

version 2.059

SYNOPSIS

 # synopsis shows an example of model of a network to use references
 
 use Config::Model;
 use Log::Log4perl qw(:easy);
 Log::Log4perl->easy_init($WARN);

 my $model = Config::Model->new;

 # model of several hosts with several NICs
 $model->create_config_class(
    name      => 'Host',
    'element' => [
        ip_nic => {
            type       => 'hash',
            index_type => 'string',
            cargo      => {
                type       => 'leaf',
                value_type => 'uniline',
            }
        },
    ]
 );

 # model to choose a master host and a master NIC (whatever that may be)
 # among configured hosts. Once these 2 are configured, the model computes 
 # the master IP

 $model->create_config_class(
    name => "MyNetwork",

    element => [
        host => {
            type       => 'hash',
            index_type => 'string',
            cargo      => {
                type              => 'node',
                config_class_name => 'Host'
            },
        },

        # master_host is one of the configured hosts
        master_host => {
            type       => 'leaf',
            value_type => 'reference', # provided by tConfig::Model::IdElementReference
            refer_to   => '! host'
        },

        # master_nic is one NIC of the master host
        master_nic => {
            type              => 'leaf',
            value_type        => 'reference', # provided by tConfig::Model::IdElementReference
            computed_refer_to => {            # provided by Config::Model::ValueComputer
                formula   => '  ! host:$h ip_nic ',
                variables => { h => '- master_host' }
            }
        },

        # provided by Config::Model::ValueComputer
        master_ip => {
            type       => 'leaf',
            value_type => 'string',
            compute    => {
                formula   => '$ip',
                variables => {
                    h   => '- master_host',
                    nic => '- master_nic',
                    ip  => '! host:$h ip_nic:$nic'
                }
            }
        },

    ],
 );

 my $inst = $model->instance(root_class_name => 'MyNetwork' );

 my $root = $inst->config_root ;

 # configure hosts on my network
 my $step = 'host:foo ip_nic:eth0=192.168.0.1 ip_nic:eth1=192.168.1.1 -
             host:bar ip_nic:eth0=192.168.0.2 ip_nic:eth1=192.168.1.2 -
             host:baz ip_nic:eth0=192.168.0.3 ip_nic:eth1=192.168.1.3 ';
 $root->load( step => $step );

 print "master host can be one of ",
   join(' ',$root->fetch_element('master_host')->get_choice),"\n" ; 
 # prints: master host can be one of bar baz foo

 # choose master host
 $root->load('master_host=bar') ;

 print "master NIC of master host can be one of ",
 join(' ',$root->fetch_element('master_nic')->get_choice),"\n" ; 
 # prints: master NIC of master host can be one of eth0 eth1

 # choose master nic
 $root->load('master_nic=eth1') ;

 # check what is the master IP computed by the model
 print "master IP is ",$root->grab_value('master_ip'),"\n";
 # prints master IP is 192.168.1.2

DESCRIPTION

This class is user by Config::Model::Value to set up an enumerated value where the possible choice depends on the key of a Config::Model::HashId or the content of a Config::Model::ListId object.

This class is also used by Config::Model::CheckList to define the checklist items from the keys of another hash (or content of a list).

CONSTRUCTOR

Construction is handled by the calling object (Config::Model::Node).

Config class parameters

refer_to

refer_to is used to specify a hash element that will be used as a reference. refer_to points to an array or hash element in the configuration tree using the path syntax (See "grab" in Config::Model::Node for details).

computed_refer_to

When computed_refer_to is used, the path is computed using values from several elements in the configuration tree. computed_refer_to is a hash with 2 mandatory elements: formula and variables.

The available choice of this (computed or not) reference value is made from the available keys of the refered_to hash element or the values of the refered_to array element.

The example means the the value must correspond to an existing host:

 value_type => 'reference',
 refer_to => '! host' 

This example means the the value must correspond to an existing lan within the host whose Id is specified by hostname:

 value_type => 'reference',
 computed_refer_to => { formula => '! host:$a lan', 
                        variables => { a => '- hostname' }
                      }

If you need to combine possibilities from several hash, use the "+" token to separate 2 paths:

 value_type => 'reference',
 computed_refer_to => { formula => '! host:$a lan + ! host:foobar lan', 
                        variables => { a => '- hostname' }
                      }

You can specify refer_to or computed_refer_to with a choice argument so the possible enum value will be the combination of the specified choice and the refered_to values.

Methods

reference_info

Returns a human readable string with explains how is retrieved the reference. This method is mostly used to construct an error messages.

AUTHOR

Dominique Dumont, (ddumont at cpan dot org)

SEE ALSO

Config::Model, Config::Model::Value, Config::Model::AnyId, Config::Model::CheckList

AUTHOR

Dominique Dumont

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2014 by Dominique Dumont.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1, February 1999



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