=head1 NAME

DBIx::Class::Manual::Troubleshooting - Got a problem? Shoot it.

=head2  "Can't locate storage blabla"

You're trying to make a query on a non-connected schema. Make sure you got
the current resultset from $schema->resultset('Artist') on a schema object
you got back from connect().

=head2 Tracing SQL

The C<DBIC_TRACE> environment variable controls
SQL tracing, so to see what is happening try

  export DBIC_TRACE=1

Alternatively use the C<< storage->debug >> class method:-


To send the output somewhere else set debugfh:-

  $schema->storage->debugfh(IO::File->new('/tmp/trace.out', 'w'));

Alternatively you can do this with the environment variable, too:-

  export DBIC_TRACE="1=/tmp/trace.out"

=head2 Can't locate method result_source_instance

For some reason the table class in question didn't load fully, so the
ResultSource object for it hasn't been created. Debug this class in
isolation, then try loading the full schema again.

=head2 Can't get last insert ID under Postgres with serial primary keys

Older L<DBI> and L<DBD::Pg> versions do not handle C<last_insert_id>
correctly, causing code that uses auto-incrementing primary key
columns to fail with a message such as:

  Can't get last insert id at /.../DBIx/Class/Row.pm line 95

In particular the RHEL 4 and FC3 Linux distributions both ship with
combinations of L<DBI> and L<DBD::Pg> modules that do not work

L<DBI> version 1.50 and L<DBD::Pg> 1.43 are known to work.

=head2 Can't locate object method "source_name" via package

There's likely a syntax error in the table class referred to elsewhere
in this error message.  In particular make sure that the package
declaration is correct. For example, for a schema C< MySchema >
you need to specify a fully qualified namespace: C< package MySchema::MyTable; >.

=head2 syntax error at or near "<something>" ...

This can happen if you have a relation whose name is a word reserved by your
database, e.g. "user":

  package My::Schema::User;
  __PACKAGE__->add_columns(qw/ id name /);

  package My::Schema::ACL;
  __PACKAGE__->add_columns(qw/ user_id /);
  __PACKAGE__->belongs_to( 'user' => 'My::Schema::User', 'user_id' );

      join => [qw/ user /],
      '+select' => [ 'user.name' ]

The SQL generated would resemble something like:

  SELECT me.user_id, user.name FROM acl me
  JOIN users user ON me.user_id = user.id

If, as is likely, your database treats "user" as a reserved word, you'd end
up with the following errors:

1) syntax error at or near "." - due to "user.name" in the SELECT clause

2) syntax error at or near "user" - due to "user" in the JOIN clause

The solution is to enable quoting - see
L<DBIx::Class::Manual::Cookbook/Setting quoting for the generated SQL> for

=head2 column "foo DESC" does not exist ...

This can happen if you are still using the obsolete order hack, and also
happen to turn on SQL-quoting.

  $rs->search( {}, { order_by => [ 'name DESC' ] } );

The above should be written as:

  $rs->search( {}, { order_by => { -desc => 'name' } } );

For more ways to express order clauses refer to
L<SQL::Abstract::Classic/ORDER BY CLAUSES>

=head2 Perl Performance Issues on Red Hat Systems

There is a problem with slow performance of certain DBIx::Class
operations using the system perl on some Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise
Linux system (as well as their derivative distributions such as Centos,
White Box and Scientific Linux).

Distributions affected include Fedora 5 through to Fedora 8 and RHEL5
up to and including RHEL5 Update 2. Fedora 9 (which uses perl 5.10) has
never been affected - this is purely a perl 5.8.8 issue.

As of September 2008 the following packages are known to be fixed and so
free of this performance issue (this means all Fedora and RHEL5 systems
with full current updates will not be subject to this problem):-

  Fedora 8     - perl-5.8.8-41.fc8
  RHEL5        - perl-5.8.8-15.el5_2.1

This issue is due to perl doing an exhaustive search of blessed objects
under certain circumstances.  The problem shows up as performance
degradation exponential to the number of L<DBIx::Class> result objects in
memory, so can be unnoticeable with certain data sets, but with huge
performance impacts on other datasets.

A pair of tests for susceptibility to the issue and performance effects
of the bless/overload problem can be found in the L<DBIx::Class> test
suite, in the C<t/99rh_perl_perf_bug.t> file.

Further information on this issue can be found in
L<https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=460308> and

=head2 Excessive Memory Allocation with TEXT/BLOB/etc. Columns and Large LongReadLen

It has been observed, using L<DBD::ODBC>, that creating a L<DBIx::Class::Row>
object which includes a column of data type TEXT/BLOB/etc. will allocate
LongReadLen bytes.  This allocation does not leak, but if LongReadLen
is large in size, and many such result objects are created, e.g. as the
output of a ResultSet query, the memory footprint of the Perl interpreter
can grow very large.

The solution is to use the smallest practical value for LongReadLen.


Check the list of L<additional DBIC resources|DBIx::Class/GETTING HELP/SUPPORT>.


This module is free software L<copyright|DBIx::Class/COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE>
by the L<DBIx::Class (DBIC) authors|DBIx::Class/AUTHORS>. You can
redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the
L<DBIx::Class library|DBIx::Class/COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE>.