NAME

Role::TinyCommons::Collection::SelectItems - The search_items() interface

VERSION

This document describes version 0.003 of Role::TinyCommons::Collection::SelectItems (from Perl distribution Role-TinyCommons-Collection), released on 2021-04-20.

SYNOPSIS

In your class:

 package YourClass;
 use Role::Tiny::With;
 with 'Role::TinyCommons::Collection::SelectItems';

 sub new { ... }
 sub select_items { ... }
 ...
 1;

In the code of your class user:

 use YourClass;

 my $obj = YourClass->new(...);

 # basic select
 my @results = $obj->select_items("age.min" => 20);
 die "There are no items matching that criteria" unless @results;

 # ordering

 # paging

 ## only return the first 5 results
 my @results = $obj->select_items("age.min" => 20, result_limit => 5);

 ## return the next 5 results (one-based indexing)
 my @results = $obj->select_items("age.min" => 20, result_limit => 5, result_start => 6);

DESCRIPTION

search_items() is an interface to search (select) items in a collection based on some criteria. Some options are provided. The implementor is given flexibility to support additional options, but the basic modes of selecting must be supported.

To do exact matching and return a single result, there is the Role::TinyCommons::Collection::FindItem interface.

REQUIRED METHODS

select_items

Usage:

 my @results = $obj->select_items(%args);

Search collection based on some criteria. Must return 0 or more results as list. Need not return the items themselves, but can (and should preferrably) return only the item ID's or some other unique attribute of the items, unless the "detail" mode is enabled, in which must return the items themselves. All matching items must be returned unless "result_limit" and "result_start" options are specified, in which case only a subset of results is returned.

Arguments:

To specify per-attribute criteria, the ATTR.OPERATOR is recommended. For example age.min specifies minimum age, while name.is specifies name to match exactly.

  • detail

    Type: bool.

    This argument should be supported for collections that have structured items.

  • result_limit

    Type: uint. If specified, only at most this number of results should be returned. result_limit and result_start work like LIMIT clause in SQL SELECT statement.

    This argument is optional to implement; if unimplemented should still return results intead of returning an error.

  • result_start

    Type: posint (positive integer). If specified, return from the n'th result. Default if unspecified is 1, meaning to return from the first result. result_limit and result_start work like LIMIT clause in SQL SELECT statement.

    This argument is optional to implement.

  • ignore_case

    Type: bool. If set to true, must enable case-insensitive matching. Otherwise, matching should be case-sensitive.

    This argument is optional to implement. It should be supported if stringwise comparison is used.

Implementor is free to add more options.

PROVIDED METHODS

has_matching_item

Usage:

 my $has_matching_item = $obj->has_matching_item(%args);

Equivalent to:

 my @results = $obj->select_items(result_limit => 1, %args);
 return @results ? 1:0;

Name is chosen to not conflict with "has_item" in Role::TinyCommons::Collection::FindItem from Role::TinyCommons::Collection::FindItem.

select_first

Usage:

 my $item = $obj->select_first(%args);

Return undef (if not found) or the result (if found). Can be ambiguous if item can be undef. Equivalent to:

 my @results = $obj->select_items(result_limit => 1, %args);
 return @results ? $results[0] : undef;

HOMEPAGE

Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/Role-TinyCommons-Collection.

SOURCE

Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Role-TinyCommons-Collection.

BUGS

Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Role-TinyCommons-Collection/issues

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.

SEE ALSO

Role::TinyCommons::Collection::FindItem

AUTHOR

perlancar <perlancar@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2021 by perlancar@cpan.org.

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