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Alzabo::Runtime::ForeignKey - Foreign key objects

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NAME

Alzabo::Runtime::ForeignKey - Foreign key objects

SYNOPSIS

  $fk->register_insert( $value_for_column );
  $fk->register_update( $new_value_for_column );
  $fk->register_delete( $row_being_deleted );

DESCRIPTION

Objects in this class maintain referential integrity. This is really only useful when your RDBMS can't do this itself (like MySQL without InnoDB).

INHERITS FROM

"Alzabo::ForeignKey"
Note: all relevant documentation from the superclass has been merged into this document.

METHODS

table_from

table_to

Returns the relevant "Alzabo::Runtime::Table" object.

columns_from

columns_to

Returns the relevant "Alzabo::Runtime::Column" object(s) for the property as an array.

cardinality

Returns a two element array containing the two portions of the cardinality of the relationship. Each portion will be either '1' or 'n'.

from_is_dependent

to_is_dependent

Returns a boolean value indicating whether there is a dependency from one table to the other.

is_one_to_one

is_one_to_many

is_many_to_one

Returns a boolean value indicating what kind of relationship the object represents.

is_same_relationship_as ($fk)

Given a foreign key object, this returns true if the two objects represent the same relationship. However, the two objects may represent the same relationship from different table's points of view.

register_insert ($new_value)

This method takes the proposed column value for a new row and makes sure that it is valid based on relationship that this object represents.
Throws: "Alzabo::Exception::ReferentialIntegrity"

register_update ($new_value)

This method takes the proposed new value for a column and makes sure that it is valid based on relationship that this object represents.
Throws: "Alzabo::Exception::ReferentialIntegrity"

register_delete ("Alzabo::Runtime::Row" object)

Allows the foreign key to delete rows dependent on the row being deleted. Note, this can lead to a chain reaction of cascading deletions. You have been warned.
Throws: "Alzabo::Exception::ReferentialIntegrity"

id

Returns a string uniquely identifying the foreign key.

comment

Returns the comment associated with the foreign key object, if any.

AUTHOR

Dave Rolsky, <autarch@urth.org>
2015-05-24 perl v5.20.2