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Ace::Browser::SearchSubs - Subroutines for AceBrowser search scripts

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NAME

Ace::Browser::SearchSubs - Subroutines for AceBrowser search scripts

SYNOPSIS

  use Ace;
  use Ace::Browser::AceSubs;
  use Ace::Browser::SearchSubs;
  use CGI qw(:standard);
  my $form = p(start_form,
               textfield(-name=>'query'),
               end_form);
  AceSearchTable('Search for stuff',$form);
  ...
  my $query  = param('query');
  my $offset = AceSearchOffset;
  my ($objects,$count) = do_search($query,$offset);
  AceResultsTable($objects,$count,$offset,'Here are results');

DESCRIPTION

Ace::Browser::SearchSubs exports a set of constants and subroutines that are useful for creating AceBrowser search scripts.

CONSTANTS

This package exports the following constants:
  MAXOBJECTS     The maximum number of objects that can be displayed
                 per page.
  SEARCH_ICON    An icon to use for search links. This is deprecated.
                 Use Configuration->Search_icon instead.

FUNCTIONS

These functions are exported:
$offset = AceSearchOffset()
When the user is paging back and forth among a multi-page list of results, this function returns the index of the first item to display.
AceSearchTable([{hash}],$title,@contents)
Given a title and the HTML contents, this formats the search into a table and gives it the background and foreground colors used elsewhere for searches. The formatted search is then printed.
 
The HTML contents are usually a fill-out form. For convenience, you can provide the contents in multiple parts (lines or elements) and they will be concatenated together.
 
If the first argument is a hashref, then its contents will be passed to start_form() to override the form arguments.
AceResultsTable($objects,$count,$offset,$title)
This subroutine formats the results of a search into a pageable list and prints out the resulting HTML. The following arguments are required:
 
 $objects   An array reference containing the objects to place in the
            table.
 $count     The total number of objects.
 $offset    The offset into the array, as returned by AceSearchOffset()
 $title     A title for the table.
    
 
The array reference should contain no more than MAXOBJECTS objects. The AceDB query should be arranged in such a way that this is the case. A typical idiom is the following:
 
  my $offset = AceSearchOffset();
  my $query  = param('query');
  my $count;
  my @objs = $db->fetch(-query=> $query,
                        -count  => MAXOBJECTS,
                        -offset => $offset,
                        -total => \$count
                       );
  AceResultsTable(\@objs,$count,$offset,'Here are the results');
    

BUGS

Please report them.

SEE ALSO

Ace::Object, Ace::Browser::SiteDefs, Ace::Browsr::AceSubs, the README.ACEBROWSER file.

AUTHOR

Lincoln Stein <lstein@cshl.org>.
Copyright (c) 2001 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. See DISCLAIMER.txt for disclaimers of warranty.
2017-07-22 perl v5.26.0