NAME

DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::JSON2Object - convert JSON columns to Perl objects

VERSION

version 0.905

SYNOPSIS

  # In a DBIx::Class Result
  package MyApp::Schema::Result::SomeTable;
  ... lots of DBIx::Class code...

  use DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::JSON2Object;
  DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::JSON2Object->fixed_class({
      column=>'data',      # a column storing JSON
      class=>'MyApp::SomeClass',
  });

  # later, in some code far, far away...
  my $row = $schema->resultset('SomeTable')->find(42);
  my $obj = $row->data;
  $obj->foo; # $obj ISA MyApp::SomeClass

  # store a hash as JSON after "validating" it through MyApp::SomeClass
  $schema->resultset('SomeTable')->create({
      data => {
          foo=>'bar',
      };
  })

  # you can also use it to just deflate/inflate JSON to a Perl hash
  DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::JSON2Object->no_class({
      column=>'args',
  });

  # or have a complex set of objects
  DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::JSON2Object->class_in_column({
      data_column  => 'object',        # some JSON
      class_column => 'type',          # here we store the name of the object
      namespace    => 'MyApp::Object', # the namespace of the objects
  });

  # or store a list of objects (of one class!) into an array
  DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::JSON2Object->array_of_class({
      column=>'data',      # a column storing a JSON list
      class=>'MyApp::SomeElementClass',
  });

DESCRIPTION

TODO: short overview

Booleans, JSON, oh my...

TODO: describe problem and the (hacky/crappy?) solution

METHODS

Please note that you can pass more than one HASHREF per method to install several inflator/deflators at once.

no_class

Install a JSON inflator/deflator for each column.

  DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::JSON2Object->no_class({
      column=>'args'
  });

You can pass a Perl datastructure to the row and it will be stored as JSON:

  $resultset->create( {
      id   => 123,
      args => {
        some => 'data',
        more => [1,1,2,3,5,8]
      }
  });
  # will be stored as '{"some":"data","more":[1,1,2,3,5,8]}'

You can also access the data directly as a Perl hash:

  my $row = $resultset->find(123);
  $row->args->{some};     # 'data'
  $row->args->{more}[5];  # 8

fixed_class

If plain JSON is to wobbly for you, you can define Moose objects and have them serialized to JSON. Not only can you now add some custom methods to the objects, but you can (ab)use the object initalisation and all features Moose provides to define your objects.

  # Define a class
  package YourApp::Sweets;
  use Moose;
  with 'DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::JSON2Object::Role::Storable';

  has 'name'  => ( is=>'ro', isa=>'Str');
  has 'amount => ( is=>'ro', isa=>'Int');

  __PACKAGE__->meta->make_immutable;


  # In your Result class, map the class to a column
  package YourApp::Schema::Result::Thing;
  __PACKAGE__->add_columns(
    "sweets",
    { data_type => "jsonb", is_nullable => 1 }
  );
  use DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::JSON2Object;

  DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::JSON2Object->fixed_class({
      column=>'sweets',
      class=>'YourApp::Sweets',
  });

Now you can pass a plain hash, a raw JSON string, or an initiated object to the row, and always get back the object:

  my $thing = $schema->resultset('Thing')->create({
    sweets => {
        name   => 'Manner Schnitten',
        amount => 10,
    }
  });
  ref($thing->sweets); # 'YourApp::Sweets'

class_in_column

Sometimes you have a set of similar objects you want to store. TODO: explain oe1.article.paragraph

  TODO ->class_in_column(..)

You can pass an object to the row and the infered type will be stored together with the JSON-payload:

  TODO

To get back the object:

  TODO

array_in_class

Sometimes you want to store a list of objects without packing them into a "Set"-Object. This only works if all objects are of the same class, as we do not want to include the class name inside the object (c.f. MooseX::Storage, KiokuDB).

 TODO ->array_in_class(..)

Just pass an arrayref of object to the row and it will be stored as JSON:

  TODO

And you get back the initated list of objects:

  TODO

THANKS

AUTHOR

Thomas Klausner <domm@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2017 by Thomas Klausner.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.