DBIx::Class::Row - Basic row methods



This class is responsible for defining and doing basic operations on rows derived from DBIx::Class::ResultSource objects.



  my $obj = My::Class->new($attrs);

Creates a new row object from column => value mappings passed as a hash ref

Passing an object, or an arrayref of objects as a value will call "set_from_related" in DBIx::Class::Relationship::Base for you. When passed a hashref or an arrayref of hashrefs as the value, these will be turned into objects via new_related, and treated as if you had passed objects.

For a more involved explanation, see "create" in DBIx::Class::ResultSet.



Inserts an object into the database if it isn't already in there. Returns the object itself. Requires the object's result source to be set, or the class to have a result_source_instance method. To insert an entirely new object into the database, use create (see "create" in DBIx::Class::ResultSet).

This will also insert any uninserted, related objects held inside this one, see "create" in DBIx::Class::ResultSet for more details.


  $obj->in_storage; # Get value
  $obj->in_storage(1); # Set value

Indicates whether the object exists as a row in the database or not


  $obj->update \%columns?;

Must be run on an object that is already in the database; issues an SQL UPDATE query to commit any changes to the object to the database if required.

Also takes an options hashref of column_name => value> pairs to update first. But be aware that the hashref will be passed to set_inflated_columns, which might edit it in place, so dont rely on it being the same after a call to update. If you need to preserve the hashref, it is sufficient to pass a shallow copy to update, e.g. ( { %{ $href } } )



Deletes the object from the database. The object is still perfectly usable, but ->in_storage() will now return 0 and the object must reinserted using ->insert() before ->update() can be used on it. If you delete an object in a class with a has_many relationship, all the related objects will be deleted as well. To turn this behavior off, pass cascade_delete => 0 in the $attr hashref. Any database-level cascade or restrict will take precedence over a DBIx-Class-based cascading delete. See also "delete" in DBIx::Class::ResultSet.


  my $val = $obj->get_column($col);

Gets a column value from a row object. Does not do any queries; the column must have already been fetched from the database and stored in the object. If there is an inflated value stored that has not yet been deflated, it is deflated when the method is invoked.


  if ( $obj->has_column_loaded($col) ) {
     print "$col has been loaded from db";

Returns a true value if the column value has been loaded from the database (or set locally).


  my %data = $obj->get_columns;

Does get_column, for all column values at once.


  my %data = $obj->get_dirty_columns;

Identical to get_columns but only returns those that have been changed.


  my $inflated_data = $obj->get_inflated_columns;

Similar to get_columns but objects are returned for inflated columns instead of their raw non-inflated values.


  $obj->set_column($col => $val);

Sets a column value. If the new value is different from the old one, the column is marked as dirty for when you next call $obj->update.


  my $copy = $orig->set_columns({ $col => $val, ... });

Sets more than one column value at once.


  my $copy = $orig->set_inflated_columns({ $col => $val, $rel => $obj, ... });

Sets more than one column value at once, taking care to respect inflations and relationships if relevant. Be aware that this hashref might be edited in place, so dont rely on it being the same after a call to set_inflated_columns. If you need to preserve the hashref, it is sufficient to pass a shallow copy to set_inflated_columns, e.g. ( { %{ $href } } )


  my $copy = $orig->copy({ change => $to, ... });

Inserts a new row with the specified changes.


  $obj->store_column($col => $val);

Sets a column value without marking it as dirty.


  Class->inflate_result($result_source, \%me, \%prefetch?)

Called by ResultSet to inflate a result from storage



Updates the object if it's already in the db, else inserts it.



Alias for "update_or_insert"


  my @changed_col_names = $obj->is_changed();
  if ($obj->is_changed()) { ... }

In array context returns a list of columns with uncommited changes, or in scalar context returns a true value if there are uncommitted changes.


  if ($obj->is_column_changed('col')) { ... }

Returns a true value if the column has uncommitted changes.


  my $resultsource = $object->result_source;

Accessor to the ResultSource this object was created from


  $column_info = { .... };
  $class->register_column($column_name, $column_info);

Registers a column on the class. If the column_info has an 'accessor' key, creates an accessor named after the value if defined; if there is no such key, creates an accessor with the same name as the column

The column_info attributes are described in "add_columns" in DBIx::Class::ResultSource


See Schema's throw_exception.


Returns the primary key(s) for a row. Can't be called as a class method. Actually implemented in DBIx::Class::PK


Re-selects the row from the database, losing any changes that had been made.

This method can also be used to refresh from storage, retrieving any changes made since the row was last read from storage. Actually implemented in DBIx::Class::PK


Matt S. Trout <>


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