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Author image Curtis "Ovid" Poe

NAME

DBIx::Class::EasyFixture - Easy-to-use DBIx::Class fixtures.

VERSION

Version 0.01

SYNOPSIS

    package My::Fixtures;
    use Moose;
    extends 'DBIx::Class::EasyFixture';

    sub get_fixture       { ... }
    sub all_fixture_names { ... }

And in your test code:

    my $fixtures = My::Fixtures->new( { schema => $schema } );
    $fixtures->load('some_fixture');

    # run your tests

    $fixtures->unload;

Note that unload will be called for you if your fixture object falls out of scope.

DESCRIPTION

This is ALPHA code. Documentation is on its way, including a tutorial. For now, you'll have to read the tests. You can read t/lib/My/Fixtures.pm to see how fixtures are defined.

I wanted an easier way to load fixtures for DBIx::Class code. I looked at DBIx::Class::Fixtures and it made a lot of assumptions that, while appropriate for some, is not what I wanted (such as the necessity of storing fixtures in JSON files), and had a reliance on knowing the values of primary keys, I wrote this to make it easier to define and load DBIx::Class fixtures for tests.

METHODS

new

    my $fixtures = Subclass::Of::DBIx::Class::EasyFixture->new({
        schema => $dbix_class_schema_instance,
    });

This creates and returns a new instance of your DBIx::Class::EasyFixture subclass.

all_fixture_names

    my @fixture_names = $fixtures->all_fixture_names;

Must overridden in your subclass. Should return a list (not an array ref!) of all fixture names available. This is used internally to generate error messages if a fixture attempts to reference a non-existent fixture in its next or requires section.

get_definition

    my $definition = $fixtures->get_definition($fixture_name);

Must be overridden in a subclass. Should return the fixture definition for the fixture name passed in. Should return undef if the fixture is not found.

get_result

    my $dbic_result_object = $fixtures->get_result($fixture_name);

Returns the DBIx::Class::Result object for the given fixture name. Will carp if the fixture wasn't loaded (this may become a fatal error in future versions).

load

    $fixtures->load(@list_of_fixture_names);

Attempts to load all fixtures passed to it. If a transaction has not already been started, it will be started now. This method may be called multiple times.

unload

    $fixtures->unload;

Rolls back the transaction started with load

fixture_loaded

    if ( $fixtures->fixture_loaded($fixture_name) ) {
        ...
    }

Returns a boolean value indicating whether or not the given fixture was loaded.

TUTORIAL

See DBIx::Class::EasyFixture::Tutorial.

AUTHOR

Curtis "Ovid" Poe, <ovid at cpan.org>

TODO

  • Prevent circular fixtures

    Currently it's very easy to define circular dependencies. We'll worry about that later when it becomes more clear how to best handle them.

  • Better load information

    Track what fixtures are requested and what fixtures are loaded (and in which order). This makes for better error reporting.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-dbix-class-simplefixture at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=DBIx-Class-EasyFixture. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc DBIx::Class::EasyFixture

You can also look for information at:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Many thanks to http://www.allaroundtheworld.fr/ for sponsoring this work.

See also http://search.cpan.org/dist/DBIx-Class-Fixtures/.

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2014 Curtis "Ovid" Poe.

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