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Nathan Levin-Greenhaw

NAME

Rethinkdb - Pure Perl RethinkDB Driver

SYNOPSIS

  package MyApp;
  use Rethinkdb;

  r->connect->repl;
  r->table('agents')->get('007')->update(
    r->branch(
      r->row->attr('in_centrifuge'),
      {'expectation': 'death'},
      {}
    )
  )->run;

DESCRIPTION

Rethinkdb enables Perl programs to interact with RethinkDB in a easy-to-use way. This particular driver is based on the official Python, Javascript, and Ruby drivers.

To learn more about RethinkDB take a look at the official documentation.

ATTRIBUTES

Rethinkdb implements the following attributes.

io

  my $io = r->io;
  r->io(Rethinkdb::IO->new);

The io attribute returns the current Rethinkdb::IO instance that Rethinkdb is currently set to use. If io is not set by the time run is called, then an error will occur.

term

  my $term = r->term;

The term attribute returns an instance of the RethinkDB Query Langague protocol.

METHODS

Rethinkdb inherits all methods from Rethinkdb::Base and implements the following methods.

r

  my $r = r;
  my $conn = r->connect;

r is a factory method to begin a new Rethink DB query. The r sub is exported in the importer's namespace so that it can be used as short-hand; similar to what the official drivers provide. In addition, to creating a new instance, if a Rethinkdb::IO connection has been repl-ized, then that connection will be set via io in the new instance.

connect

  my $conn1 = r->connect;
  my $conn2 = r->connect('localhost', 28015, 'test', 'auth_key', 20);

Create a new connection to a RethinkDB shard. Creating a connection tries to contact the RethinkDB shard immediately and will fail if the connection fails.

server

  r->server->run;

Return information about the server being used by the default connection.

The server command returns either two or three fields:

id: the UUID of the server the client is connected to.
proxy: a boolean indicating whether the server is a "/rethinkdb.com/docs/sharding-and-replication/#running-a-proxy-node" in RethinkDB proxy node!http:.
name: the server name. If proxy is r-true>, this field will not be returned.

db_create

  r->db_create('test')->run;

Create a database. A RethinkDB database is a collection of tables, similar to relational databases.

db_drop

  r->db_drop('test')->run;

Drop a database. The database, all its tables, and corresponding data will be deleted.

db_list

  r->db_list->run;

List all database names in the system.

db

  r->db('irl')->table('marvel')->run;

Reference a database.

table

  r->table('marvel')->run;
  r->table('marvel', 1)->run;
  r->table('marvel')->get('Iron Man')->run;
  r->table('marvel', r->true)->get('Iron Man')->run;

Select all documents in a table. This command can be chained with other commands to do further processing on the data.

row

  r->table('users')->filter(r->row->attr('age')->lt(5))->run;
  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row->attr('embedded_doc')->attr('child')->gt(5)
  )->run;
  r->expr([1, 2, 3])->map(r->row->add(1))->run;
  r->table('users')->filter(sub {
    my $row = shift;
    $row->attr('name')->eq(r->table('prizes')->get('winner'));
  })->run;

Returns the currently visited document.

literal

  r->table('users')->get(1)->update({
    data: r->literal({ age => 19, job => 'Engineer' })
  })->run;

Replace an object in a field instead of merging it with an existing object in a merge or update operation.

object

  r->object('id', 5, 'data', ['foo', 'bar'])->run;

Creates an object from a list of key-value pairs, where the keys must be strings. r.object(A, B, C, D) is equivalent to r.expr([[A, B], [C, D]]).coerce_to('OBJECT').

and

  r->and(true, false)->run;

Compute the logical and of two or more values.

or

  r->or(true, false)->run;

Compute the logical or of two or more values.

random

  r->random()
  r->random(number[, number], {float => true})
  r->random(integer[, integer])

Generate a random number between given (or implied) bounds. random takes zero, one or two arguments.

now

  r->table("users")->insert({
    name => "John",
    subscription_date => r->now()
  })->run($conn);

Return a time object representing the current time in UTC. The command now() is computed once when the server receives the query, so multiple instances of r.now() will always return the same time inside a query.

time

  r->table('user')->get('John')->update({
    birthdate => r->time(1986, 11, 3, 'Z')
  })->run;

Create a time object for a specific time.

epoch_time

  r->table('user')->get('John')->update({
    "birthdate" => r->epoch_time(531360000)
  })->run;

Create a time object based on seconds since epoch. The first argument is a double and will be rounded to three decimal places (millisecond-precision).

iso8601

  r->table('user')->get('John')->update({
    birth => r->iso8601('1986-11-03T08:30:00-07:00')
  })->run;

Create a time object based on an ISO 8601 date-time string (e.g. '2013-01-01T01:01:01+00:00'). We support all valid ISO 8601 formats except for week dates. If you pass an ISO 8601 date-time without a time zone, you must specify the time zone with the default_timezone argument. Read more about the ISO 8601 format at Wikipedia.

monday

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->day_of_week()->eq(r->monday)
  )->run;

"monday" is a literal day of the week for comparisions.

tuesday

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->day_of_week()->eq(r->tuesday)
  )->run;

"tuesday" is a literal day of the week for comparisions.

wednesday

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->day_of_week()->eq(r->wednesday)
  )->run;

"wednesday" is a literal day of the week for comparisions.

thursday

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->day_of_week()->eq(r->thursday)
  )->run;

"thursday" is a literal day of the week for comparisions.

friday

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->day_of_week()->eq(r->friday)
  )->run;

"friday" is a literal day of the week for comparisions.

saturday

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->day_of_week()->eq(r->saturday)
  )->run;

"saturday" is a literal day of the week for comparisions.

sunday

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->day_of_week()->eq(r->sunday)
  )->run;

"sunday" is a literal day of the week for comparisions.

january

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->month()->eq(r->january)
  )->run;

"january" is a literal month for comparisions.

february

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->month()->eq(r->february)
  )->run;

"february" is a literal month for comparisions.

march

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->month()->eq(r->march)
  )->run;

"march" is a literal month for comparisions.

april

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->month()->eq(r->april)
  )->run;

"april" is a literal month for comparisions.

may

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->month()->eq(r->may)
  )->run;

"may" is a literal month for comparisions.

june

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->month()->eq(r->june)
  )->run;

"june" is a literal month for comparisions.

july

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->month()->eq(r->july)
  )->run;

"july" is a literal month for comparisions.

august

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->month()->eq(r->august)
  )->run;

"august" is a literal month for comparisions.

september

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->month()->eq(r->september)
  )->run;

"september" is a literal month for comparisions.

october

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->month()->eq(r->october)
  )->run;

"october" is a literal month for comparisions.

november

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->month()->eq(r->november)
  )->run;

"november" is a literal month for comparisions.

december

  r->table('users')->filter(
    r->row('birthdate')->month()->eq(r->december)
  )->run;

"december" is a literal month for comparisions.

args

  r->table('people')->get_all('Alice', 'Bob')->run;
  # or
  r->table('people')->get_all(r->args(['Alice', 'Bob']))->run;

r->args is a special term that's used to splice an array of arguments into another term. This is useful when you want to call a variadic term such as "get_all" in Rethinkdb::Query::Table with a set of arguments produced at runtime.

do

  r->do(r->table('marvel')->get('IronMan'), sub {
    my $ironman = shift;
    return $ironman->attr('name');
  })->run;

Evaluate the expr in the context of one or more value bindings. The type of the result is the type of the value returned from expr.

branch

  r->table('marvel')->map(
    r->branch(
      r->row->attr('victories')->lt(100),
      r->row->attr('name')->add(' is a superhero'),
      r->row->attr('name')->add(' is a hero')
    )
  )->run;

Evaluate one of two control paths based on the value of an expression. branch is effectively an if renamed due to language constraints. The type of the result is determined by the type of the branch that gets executed.

error

  r->table('marvel')->get('IronMan')->do(sub {
    my $ironman = shift;
    r->branch(
      $ironman->attr('victories')->lt($ironman->attr('battles')),
      r->error('impossible code path'),
      $ironman
    );
  })->run;

Throw a runtime error. If called with no arguments inside the second argument to default, re-throw the current error.

expr

  r->expr({a => 'b'})->merge({b => [1,2,3]})->run($conn);

Construct a RQL JSON object from a native object.

js

  r->js("'str1' + 'str2'")->run($conn);
  r->table('marvel')->filter(
    r->js('(function (row) { return row.age > 90; })')
  )->run($conn);
  r->js('while(true) {}', 1.3)->run($conn);

Create a javascript expression.

json

  r->json("[1,2,3]")->run($conn);

Parse a JSON string on the server.

http

  r->table('posts')->insert(r->http('httpbin.org/get'))->run;
  r->http('http://httpbin.org/post', {
    method => 'POST',
    data   => {
      player => 'Bob',
      game   => 'tic tac toe'
    }
  })->run($conn);

Retrieve data from the specified URL over HTTP. The return type depends on the result_format option, which checks the Content-Type of the response by default.

uuid

  r->uuid->run;

Return a UUID (universally unique identifier), a string that can be used as a unique ID.

circle

  r->circle( [ -122.423246, 37.770378359 ], 10, { unit => 'mi' } )

Construct a circular line or polygon. A circle in RethinkDB is a polygon or line approximating a circle of a given radius around a given center, consisting of a specified number of vertices (default 32).

distance

  r->distance(
    r->point( -122.423246, 37.779388 ),
    r->point( -117.220406, 32.719464 ),
    { unit => 'km' }
  )->run;

Compute the distance between a point and another geometry object. At least one of the geometry objects specified must be a point.

geojson

  r->geojson(
    { 'type' => 'Point', 'coordinates' => [ -122.423246, 37.779388 ] } )

Convert a GeoJSON object to a ReQL geometry object.

line

  r->line( [ -122.423246, 37.779388 ], [ -121.886420, 37.329898 ] )

Construct a geometry object of type Line. The line can be specified in one of two ways: (1) Two or more two-item arrays, specifying latitude and longitude numbers of the line's vertices; (2) Two or more "point" objects specifying the line's vertices.

point

  r->point( -122.423246, 37.779388 )

Construct a geometry object of type Point. The point is specified by two floating point numbers, the longitude (-180 to 180) and latitude (-90 to 90) of the point on a perfect sphere.

polygon

  r->polygon(
    [ -122.423246, 37.779388 ],
    [ -122.423246, 37.329898 ],
    [ -121.886420, 37.329898 ],
    [ -121.886420, 37.779388 ]
  )

Construct a geometry object of type Polygon. The Polygon can be specified in one of two ways: (1) Three or more two-item arrays, specifying longitude and latitude numbers of the polygon's vertices; (2) Three or more "point" objects specifying the polygon's vertices.

asc

  r->table('marvel')->order_by(r->asc('enemies_vanquished'))->run;

Specifies that a column should be ordered in ascending order.

desc

  r->table('marvel')->order_by(r->desc('enemies_vanquished'))->run;

Specifies that a column should be ordered in descending order.

wait

  r->wait->run;

Wait on all the tables in the default database (set with the "connect" command's db parameter, which defaults to test). A table may be temporarily unavailable after creation, rebalancing or reconfiguring. The "wait" command blocks until the given all the tables in database is fully up to date.

minval

  r->table('marvel')->between( r->minval, 7 )->run;

The special constants "minval" is used for specifying a boundary, which represent "less than any index key". For instance, if you use "minval" as the lower key, then "between" in Rethinkdb::Query::Table will return all documents whose primary keys (or indexes) are less than the specified upper key.

maxval

  r->table('marvel')->between( 8, r->maxval )->run;

The special constants "maxval" is used for specifying a boundary, which represent "greater than any index key". For instance, if you use "maxval" as the upper key, then "between" in Rethinkdb::Query::Table will return all documents whose primary keys (or indexes) are greater than the specified lower key.

round

  r->round(-12.567)->run;

Rounds the given value to the nearest whole integer. For example, values of 1.0 up to but not including 1.5 will return 1.0, similar to "floor"; values of 1.5 up to 2.0 will return 2.0, similar to "ceil".

ceil

  r->ceil(-12.567)->run;

Rounds the given value up, returning the smallest integer value greater than or equal to the given value (the value's ceiling).

floor

  r->floor(-12.567)->run;

Rounds the given value down, returning the largest integer value less than or equal to the given value (the value's floor).

grant

  r->grant('username', {read => r->true, write => r->false })->run;

Grant or deny access permissions for a user account globally.

true

  r->true->run;

Helper literal since Perl does not have a true literal.

false

  r->false->run;

Helper literal since Perl does not have a false literal.

AUTHOR

Nathan Levin-Greenhaw, njlg@cpan.org.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Unless otherwise noted:

Copyright (C) 2013-2014, Nathan Levin-Greenhaw

A lot of the above documentation above was taken from the official documentation. Copyright (C) 2010-2014 RethinkDB.

This program is free software, you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License version 2.0.