Matt S Trout

NAME

DBIx::Class::DynamicDefault - Automatically set and update fields

SYNOPSIS

  package My::Schema::SomeTable;

  __PACKAGE__->load_components(qw/DynamicDefault ... Core/);

  __PACKAGE__->add_columns(
          quux          => { data_type => 'integer' },
          quux_plus_one => { data_type => 'integer',
                             dynamic_default_on_create => \&quux_plus_one_default,
                             dynamic_default_on_update => 'quux_plus_one_default', },
          last_changed  => { data_type => 'integer',
                             dynamic_default_on_create => 'now',
                             dynamic_default_on_update => 'now, },
  );

  sub quux_plus_one_default {
      my ($self) = @_;
      return $self->quux + 1;
  }

  sub now {
      return DateTime->now->epoch;
  }

Now, any update or create actions will set the specified columns to the value returned by the callback you specified as a method name or code reference.

DESCRIPTION

Automatically set and update fields with values calculated at runtime.

OPTIONS

dynamic_default_on_create

  dynamic_default_on_create => sub { ... }

  dynamic_default_on_create => 'method_name'

When inserting a new row all columns with the dynamic_default_on_create option will be set to the return value of the specified callback unless the columns value has been explicitly set. The callback, that'll be invoked with the row object as its only argument, may be a code reference or a method name.

dynamic_default_on_update

  dynamic_default_on_update => sub { ... }

  dynamic_default_on_update => 'method_name'

When updating a row all columns with the dynamic_default_on_update option will be set to the return value of the specified callback unless the columns value has been explicitly set.

Columns will only be altered if other dirty columns exist. See always_update on how to change this.

always_update

  always_update => 1

When setting always_update to 1 dynamic_default_on_update callbacks will always be invoked, even if no other columns are dirty.

AUTHOR

Florian Ragwitz <rafl@debian.org>

LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2008 by Florian Ragwitz.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as perl itself.




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