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NAME

Mojolicious::Plugin::ParamExpand - Use objects and data structures in your forms

SYNOPSIS

  # Mojolicious
  $self->plugin('ParamExpand', %options);
   
  # Mojolicious::Lite
  plugin 'ParamExpand', %options;

  # In your action
  sub action
  {
      my $self = shift;
      my $order = $self->param('order');
      $order->{address};
      $order->{items}->[0]->{id};
      $order->{items}->[0]->{price};
      # ...
  }

DESCRIPTION

Mojolicious::Plugin::ParamExpand turns request parameters into nested data structures using CGI::Expand.

MOJOLICIOUS VERSION

Due to the old way Mojolicious::Controller handled multi-valued request parameters, versions of Mojolicious less than 2.52 will not work with this plugin. If this is a problem for you try Mojolicious::Plugin::GroupedParams.

OPTIONS

Options must be specified when loading the plugin.

separator

  $self->plugin('ParamExpand', separator => ',')

The character used to separate the data structure's hierarchy in the flattened parameter. Defaults to '.'.

max_array

  $self->plugin('ParamExpand', max_array => 10)

Maximum number of array elements CGI::Expand will create. Defaults to 100. If a parameter contains more than max_array elements an exception will be raised.

To force the array into a hash keyed by its indexes set this to 0.

Methods

param

This is just "param" in Mojolicious::Controller but, when using Mojolicious::Plugin::ParamExpand, a request with the parameters

  users.0.name=nameA&users.1.name=nameB&id=123

will return a nested data structure for the param 'users'

  @users = $self->param('users');   
  $users[0]->{name};            
  $users[1]->{name};    

Other parameters can be accessed as usual

  $id = $self->param('id');

The flattened parameter name can also be used

  $name0 = $self->param('users.0.name');   

Arguments

$name

The name of the parameter.

Returns

The value for the given parameter. If applicable it will be an expanded data structure.

Top level arrays will be returned as arrays not as array references. This is how Mojolicious behaves. In other words

  users.0=userA&users.1=userB 

is equivlent to

  users=userA&users=userB

If this is undesirable you could set max_array to zero.

SEE ALSO

CGI::Expand, Mojolicious::Plugin::GroupedParams




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