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Naveed Massjouni
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NAME

Dancer::Plugin::DBIC - DBIx::Class interface for Dancer applications

VERSION

version 0.1506

SYNOPSIS

    use Dancer;
    use Dancer::Plugin::DBIC 'schema';

    get '/users/:id' => sub {
        my $user = schema->resultset('User')->find(param 'id');
        template user_profile => {
            user => $user
        };
    };

    dance;

DESCRIPTION

This plugin makes it very easy to create Dancer applications that interface with databases. It automatically exports the keyword schema which returns a DBIx::Class::Schema object. You just need to configure your database connection information. For performance, schema objects are cached in memory and are lazy loaded the first time they are accessed.

CONFIGURATION

Configuration can be done in your Dancer config file. This is a minimal example. It defines one database named default:

    plugins:
      DBIC:
        default:
          dsn: dbi:SQLite:dbname=some.db

In this example, there are 2 databases configured named default and foo:

    plugins:
      DBIC:
        default:
          dsn: dbi:SQLite:dbname=some.db
          schema_class: My::Schema
        foo:
          dsn:  dbi:mysql:foo
          schema_class: Foo::Schema
          user: bob
          pass: secret
          options:
            RaiseError: 1
            PrintError: 1

Each database configured must have a dsn option. The dsn option should be the DBI driver connection string. All other options are optional.

If you only have one schema configured, or one of them is named default, you can call schema without an argument to get the only or default schema, respectively.

If a schema_class option is not provided, then DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader will be used to dynamically load the schema based on the dsn value. This is for convenience only and should not be used in production. See "SCHEMA GENERATION" below for caveats.

The schema_class option, should be a proper Perl package name that Dancer::Plugin::DBIC will use as a DBIx::Class::Schema class. Optionally, a database configuation may have user, pass, and options parameters as described in the documentation for connect() in DBI.

You may also declare your connection information in the following format (which may look more familiar to DBIC users):

    plugins:
      DBIC:
        default:
          connect_info:
            - dbi:mysql:foo
            - bob
            - secret
            -
              RaiseError: 1
              PrintError: 1

USAGE

This plugin provides just the keyword schema which returns a DBIx::Class::Schema object ready for you to use. If you have configured only one database, then you can call schema with no arguments:

    my $user = schema->resultset('User')->find('bob');

If you have configured multiple databases, you can still call schema with no arguments if there is a database named default in the configuration. Otherwise, you must provide schema() with the name of the database:

    my $user = schema('foo')->resultset('User')->find('bob');

SCHEMA GENERATION

There are two approaches for generating schema classes. You may generate your own DBIx::Class classes by hand and set the corresponding schema_class setting in your configuration as shown above. This is the recommended approach for performance and stability.

It is also possible to have schema classes automatically generated via introspection (powered by DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader) if you omit the schema_class configuration setting. However, this is highly discouraged for production environments. The v7 naming scheme will be used for naming the auto generated classes. See "naming" in DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader::Base for more information about naming.

For generating your own schema classes, you can use the dbicdump command line tool provided by DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader to help you. For example, if your app were named Foo, then you could run the following from the root of your project directory:

    dbicdump -o dump_directory=./lib Foo::Schema dbi:SQLite:/path/to/foo.db

For that example, your schema_class setting would be Foo::Schema.

AUTHORS

  • Al Newkirk <awncorp@cpan.org>

  • Naveed Massjouni <naveedm9@gmail.com>

  • Alexis Sukrieh <sukria@sukria.net>

  • Franck Cuny <franck@lumberjaph.net>

  • David Precious <davidp@preshweb.co.uk>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2010 by awncorp.

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