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NAME

Config::Model::Dumper - Serialize data of config tree

SYNOPSIS

 use Config::Model ;

 # create your config model
 my $model = Config::Model -> new ;
 $model->create_config_class( ... ) ;

 # create instance
 my $inst = $model->instance (root_class_name => 'FooBar', 
                              instance_name => 'test1');

 # create root of config
 my $root = $inst -> config_root ;

 # put some data in config tree
 my $step = 'std_id:ab X=Bv - std_id:bc X=Av - a_string="toto tata"';
 $root->walk( step => $step ) ;

 # dump only customized data (audit mode)
 print $root->dump_tree;

 # dump all data including default values
 print $root->dump_tree( full_dump => 1 ) ;

DESCRIPTION

This module is used directly by Config::Model::Node to serialize configuration data in a compact (but readable) string.

The serialisation can be done in standard mode where only customized values are dumped in the string. I.e. only data modified by the user are dumped.

The other mode is full_dump mode where all all data, including default values, are dumped.

The serialized string can be used by Config::Model::Walker to store the data back into a configuration tree.

Note that undefined values are skipped for list element. I.e. if a list element contains ('a',undef,'b'), the dump will contain 'a','b'.

CONSTRUCTOR

new ( )

No parameter. The constructor should be used only by Config::Model::Node.

Methods

dump_tree

Return a string that contains a dump of the object tree with all the values. This string follows the convention defined by Config::Model::Walker.

The serialized string can be used by Config::Model::Walker to store the data back into a configuration tree.

Parameters are:

mode ( full | preset )

full will dump all configuration data including default values.

preset will dump only value entered in preset mode.

By default, the dump contains only data modified by the user (i.e. data differ from default or preset values).

node

Reference to the Config::Model::Node object that is dumped. All nodes and leaves attached to this node are also dumped.

skip_auto_write ( <backend_name> )

Skip node that have a write capability matching backend_name in their model. See Config::Model::AutoRead.

auto_vivify

Scan and create data for nodes elements even if no actual data was stored in them. This may be useful to trap missing mandatory values. (default: 0)

AUTHOR

Dominique Dumont, (ddumont at cpan dot org)

SEE ALSO

Config::Model,Config::Model::Node,Config::Model::Walker