DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::Markup::Unified - Automatically formats a text column with Textile, Markdown or BBCode.


Version 0.021


Load this component and declare that text columns use a markup language. You can either "hard code" the markup language into the column, or grab it from another column in the row (must be 'markup_lang' right now). This is useful if each row might use a different markup langauge. Supported languages are Textile, Markdown and BBCode.

    package Posts;
    __PACKAGE__->load_components(qw/InflateColumn::Markup Core/);
        text => {
            data_type => 'TEXT',
            is_nullable => 0,
            is_markup => 1,
            markup_lang => 'textile',

    # or, alternatively
        text => {
            data_type => 'TEXT',
            is_nullable => 0,
            is_markup => 1,
        markup_lang => {
            data_type => 'VARCHAR',
            is_nullable => 0,
            size => 60,

Then, printing the column will automatically use the markup language:

    print $row->text; # automatically formats according to the markup language

    # you can also use
    print $row->text->formatted; # again, automatically formats
    print $row->text->unformatted; # prints the text as-is, unformatted



Chains with "register_column" in DBIx::Class::Row, and formats columns appropriately. This would not normally be called directly by end users.


Ido Perlmuter, <ido at>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-dbix-class-inflatecolumn-markup-unified at, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::Markup::Unified

You can also look for information at:


DBIx::Class, DBIx::Class::InflateColumn, Markup::Unified


Copyright 2009 Ido Perlmuter.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of either: the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; or the Artistic License.

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