Fey::Table::Alias - Represents an alias for a table


  my $alias = $user_table->alias();

  my $alias = $user_table->alias( alias_name => 'User2' );


This class represents an alias for a table. Table aliases allow you to join the same table more than once in a query, which makes certain types of queries simpler to express.


This class provides the following methods:


This method constructs a new Fey::Table::Alias object. It takes the following parameters:

  • table - required

    This is the Fey::Table object which we are aliasing.

  • alias_name - optional

    This should be a valid table name for your DBMS. If not provided, a unique name is automatically created.


Returns the Fey::Table object for which this object is an alias.


Returns the name for this alias.



These methods work like the corresponding methods in Fey::Table. The name() method returns the real table name.





These methods work like the corresponding methods in Fey::Table. However, the columns they return will return the alias object when $column->table() is called.


Always returns true.


Returns the appropriate SQL snippet for the alias.


Returns a unique string identifying the alias.


This class does the Fey::Role::Joinable role.


Dave Rolsky, <>


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Copyright 2006-2008 Dave Rolsky, All Rights Reserved.

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