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Fey::Loader - Load your schema definition from a DBMS


version 0.13


  my $loader = Fey::Loader->new( dbh => $dbh );

  my $loader = Fey::Loader->new(
      dbh          => $dbh,
      schema_class => '...',
      table_class  => '...',

  my $schema = $loader->make_schema();


Fey::Loader takes a DBI handle and uses it to construct a set of Fey objects representing that schema. It will attempt to use an appropriate DBMS subclass if one exists, but will fall back to using a generic loader otherwise.

The generic loader simply uses the various schema information methods specified by DBI. This in turn depends on these methods being implemented by the driver.

See the Fey::Loader::DBI class for more details on what parameters the new() method accepts.


This class provides the following methods:

Fey::Loader->new( dbh => $dbh )

Given a connected DBI handle, this method returns a new loader. If an appropriate subclass exists, it will be loaded and used. Otherwise, it will warn and fall back to using Fey::Loader::DBI.


Please report any bugs or feature requests to, 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.


Dave Rolsky <>


This software is Copyright (c) 2011 by Dave Rolsky.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)