Jeffrey Hayes Anderson

NAME

DBIx::HTML - Just another HTML table generating DBI extension.

SYNOPSIS

    use DBIx::HTML;

    my $generator = DBIx::HTML->connect( @db_credentials );
    $generator->do( $query );

    # supports multiple orientations
    print $generator->portrait;
    print $generator->landscape;

    # stackable method calls:
    print DBIx::HTML
        ->connect( @db_credentials )
        ->do( 'select foo,baz from bar' )
        ->landscape
    ;

    # rotating attributes:
    print $generator->portrait( tr => { class => [qw( odd even )] } );

DESCRIPTION

Generate HTML tables from database queries (HTML4, XHTML and HTML5). Can generate landscape and other rotated views, Handsontable tables, checkboard patterns, and can create animations of cell values and backgrounds via jQuery.

Connect to the database and issue a query. The result will be an HTML HTML5 or XHTML table containing the query results wrapped in <td> tags and headings wrapped in <th> tags. Headings values have the first character in each word upper cased, with underscores replaced by spaces. All automatic settings can be overridden. For example, if you do not want the headings to be automatically styled, you can remove them like so:

  print $generator->portrait( headings => undef );

  # or add your own styling
  print $generator->portrait( headings => sub { uc shift } );

This module uses Spreadsheet::HTML to generate the tables. See Spreadsheet::HTML for further documentation on customizing the table output.

METHODS

connect( @database_credentials )

Connects to the database. See DBI for how to do that. Optionally, create your own database handle and pass it:

  my $dbh = DBI->connect ( @db_creds );
  my $generator = DBIx::HTML->connect( $dbh );

  # do stuff and then finally ...
  $dbh->disconnect;

DBIx::HTML will not disconnect your database handle.

do( $query )

Executes the SQL query, fetches the results and stores them internally.

SPREADSHEET::HTML METHODS

All methods from Spreadsheet::HTML are delegated. Simply call any one of the methods provided and supply your own arguments. For example, to group table rows into respective <thead>, <tbody> and <tfoot> sections:

  print $generator->portrait( tgroups => 2 ); # why 2? answer in the docs!

Or perhaps you want to wrap headings with <td> instead of <th>:

  print $generator->portrait( matrix => 1 );

Or have some fun:

  print $generator->conway;

See Spreadsheet::HTML for full documentation for these methods and the named parameters they accept as arguments.

SEE ALSO

Spreadsheet::HTML

The engine for this module.

DBIx::XHTML_Table

The predecessor to DBIx::HTML.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to

I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

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

    perldoc DBIx::HTML

The Github project is https://github.com/jeffa/DBIx-HTML

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thank you very much! :)

  • Neil Bowers

    Helped with Makefile.PL suggestions and corrections.

AUTHOR

Jeff Anderson, <jeffa at cpan.org>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2017 Jeff Anderson.

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