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Steven Haryanto

NAME

Data::Format::Pretty::Console - Pretty-print data structure for console output

VERSION

version 0.17

SYNOPSIS

In your program:

 use Data::Format::Pretty::Console qw(format_pretty);
 ...
 print format_pretty($result);

Some example output:

Scalar, format_pretty("foo"):

 foo

List, format_pretty([qw/foo bar baz qux/]):

 +------+
 | foo  |
 | bar  |
 | baz  |
 | qux  |
 '------'

The same list, when program output is being piped (that is, (-t STDOUT) is false):

 foo
 bar
 baz
 qux

Hash, format_pretty({foo=>"data",bar=>"format",baz=>"pretty",qux=>"console"}):

 +-----+---------+
 | bar | format  |
 | baz | pretty  |
 | foo | data    |
 | qux | console |
 '-----+---------'

2-dimensional array, format_pretty([ [1, 2, ""], [28, "bar", 3], ["foo", 3, undef] ]):

 +---------+---------+---------+
 |       1 |       2 |         |
 |      28 | bar     |       3 |
 | foo     |       3 |         |
 '---------+---------+---------'

An array of hashrefs, such as commonly found if you use DBI's fetchrow_hashref() and friends, format_pretty([ {a=>1, b=>2}, {b=>2, c=>3}, {c=>4} ]):

 .-----------.
 | a | b | c |
 +---+---+---+
 | 1 | 2 |   |
 |   | 2 | 3 |
 |   |   | 4 |
 '---+---+---'

Some more complex data, format_pretty({summary => "Blah...", users => [{name=>"budi", domains=>["foo.com", "bar.com"], quota=>"1000"}, {name=>"arif", domains=>["baz.com"], quota=>"2000"}], verified => 0}):

 summary:
 Blah...

 users:
 .---------------------------------.
 | domains          | name | quota |
 +------------------+------+-------+
 | foo.com, bar.com | budi |  1000 |
 | baz.com          | arif |  2000 |
 '------------------+------+-------'

 verified:
 0

Structures which can't be handled yet will simply be output as YAML, format_pretty({a {b=>1}}):

 ---
 a:
   b: 1

DESCRIPTION

This module is meant to output data structure in a "pretty" or "nice" format, suitable for console programs. The idea of this module is that for you to just merrily dump data structure to the console, and this module will figure out how to best display your data to the end-user.

Currently this module tries to display the data mostly as a nice ASCII table (or a series of ASCII tables), and failing that, display it as YAML.

This module takes piping into consideration, and will output a simpler, more suitable format when your user pipes your program's output into some other program.

Most of the time, you don't have to configure anything, but some options are provided to tweak the output.

This module uses Log::Any for logging.

FUNCTIONS

format_pretty($data, \%opts)

Return formatted data structure. Options:

  • interactive => BOOL (optional, default undef)

    If set, will override interactive terminal detection (-t STDOUT). Simpler formatting will be done if terminal is non-interactive (e.g. when output is piped). Using this option will force simpler/full formatting.

  • table_column_orders => [[COLNAME1, COLNAME2], ...]

    Specify column orders when drawing a table. If a table has all the columns, then the column names will be ordered according to the specification. For example, when table_column_orders is [[qw/foo bar baz/]], this table's columns will not be reordered because it doesn't have all the mentioned columns:

     |foo|quux|

    But this table will:

     |apple|bar|baz|foo|quux|

    into:

     |apple|foo|bar|baz|quux|
  • table_column_formats => [{COLNAME=>FMT, ...}, ...]

    Specify formats for columns. Each table format specification is a hashref {COLNAME=>FMT, COLNAME2=>FMT2, ...}. It will be applied to a table if the table has all the columns. FMT is a format specification according to Data::Unixish::Apply, it's basically either a name of a dux function (e.g. 'date') or an array of function name + arguments (e.g. ['date', [align => {align=>'middle'}]].

ENVIRONMENT

  • FORMAT_PRETTY_TABLE_COLUMN_FORMATS

    To set table_column_formats, interpreted as JSON.

  • FORMAT_PRETTY_TABLE_COLUMN_ORDERS

    To set table_column_orders, interpreted as JSON.

SEE ALSO

Modules used for formatting: Text::ASCIITable, YAML.

Data::Format::Pretty

AUTHOR

Steven Haryanto <stevenharyanto@gmail.com>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2012 by Steven Haryanto.

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

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