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DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::IP - Auto-create NetAddr::IP objects from columns.

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DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::IP - Auto-create NetAddr::IP objects from columns.


Load this component and declare columns as IP addresses with the appropriate format.
    package Host;
    __PACKAGE__->load_components(qw/InflateColumn::IP Core/);
        ip_address => {
            data_type => 'bigint',
            is_nullable => 0,
            is_ip => 1,
            ip_format => 'numeric',
    package Network;
    __PACKAGE__->load_components(qw/InflateColumn::IP Core/);
        address => {
            data_type => 'varchar',
            size        => 18
            is_nullable => 0,
            is_ip => 1,
            ip_format => 'cidr',
Then you can treat the specified column as a NetAddr::IP object.
    print 'IP address: ', $host->ip_address->addr;
    print 'Address type: ', $host->ip_address->iptype;
DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::IP supports a limited amount of auto-detection of the format based on the column type. If the type begins with "int" or "bigint", it's assumed to be numeric, while "inet" and "cidr" (as used by e.g. PostgreSQL) are assumed to be "cidr" format.



Arguments: $class
Gets/sets the address class that the columns should be inflated into. The default class is NetAddr::IP.


Arguments: $format
Gets/sets the name of the method used to deflate the address for the database. This must return a value suitable for "$ip_class-" new(); The default format is "addr", which returns the address in dotted-quad notation. See "Methods" in NetAddr::IP for suitable values.


Chains with "register_column" in DBIx::Class::Row, and sets up IP address columns appropriately. This would not normally be called directly by end users.


Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsaaker, "<ilmari at>"


Please report any bugs or feature requests to "bug-dbix-class-inflatecolumn-ip at", or through the web interface at <>. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
    perldoc DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::IP
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DBIx::Class, NetAddr::IP Copyright 2007 Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsaaker, all rights reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
2012-11-02 perl v5.14.2