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DBIx::Simple::Examples - Examples of how to use DBIx::Simple

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NAME

DBIx::Simple::Examples - Examples of how to use DBIx::Simple

DESCRIPTION

DBIx::Simple provides a simplified interface to DBI, Perl's powerful database module.

EXAMPLES

General

    #!/usr/bin/perl -w
    use strict;
    use DBIx::Simple;
    # Instant database with DBD::SQLite
    my $db = DBIx::Simple->connect('dbi:SQLite:dbname=file.dat')
        or die DBIx::Simple->error;
    # Connecting to a MySQL database
    my $db = DBIx::Simple->connect(
        'DBI:mysql:database=test',     # DBI source specification
        'test', 'test',                # Username and password
        { RaiseError => 1 }            # Additional options
    );
    # Using an existing database handle
    my $db = DBIx::Simple->connect($dbh);
    # Abstracted example: $db->query($query, @variables)->what_you_want;
    $db->commit or die $db->error;

Simple Queries

    $db->query('DELETE FROM foo WHERE id = ?', $id) or die $db->error;
    for (1..100) {
        $db->query(
            'INSERT INTO randomvalues VALUES (?, ?)',
            int rand(10),
            int rand(10)
        ) or die $db->error;
    }
    $db->query(
        'INSERT INTO sometable VALUES (??)',
        $first, $second, $third, $fourth, $fifth, $sixth
    );
    # (??) is expanded to (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?) automatically

Single row queries

    my ($two)          = $db->query('SELECT 1 + 1')->list;
    my ($three, $four) = $db->query('SELECT 3, 2 + 2')->list;
    my ($name, $email) = $db->query(
        'SELECT name, email FROM people WHERE email = ? LIMIT 1',
        $mail
    )->list;
Or, more efficiently:
    $db->query('SELECT 1 + 1')->into(my $two);
    $db->query('SELECT 3, 2 + 2')->into(my ($three, $four));
    $db->query(
        'SELECT name, email FROM people WHERE email = ? LIMIT 1',
        $mail
    )->into(my ($name, $email));

Fetching all rows in one go

One big flattened list (primarily for single column queries)
    my @names = $db->query('SELECT name FROM people WHERE id > 5')->flat;
Rows as array references
    for my $row ($db->query('SELECT name, email FROM people')->arrays) {
        print "Name: $row->[0], Email: $row->[1]\n";
    }
Rows as hash references
    for my $row ($db->query('SELECT name, email FROM people')->hashes) {
        print "Name: $row->{name}, Email: $row->{email}\n";
    }

Fetching one row at a time

Rows into separate variables
    {
        my $result = $db->query('SELECT name, email FROM people');
        $result->bind(my ($name, $email));
        while ($result->fetch) {
            print "Name: $name, Email: $email\n";
        }
    }
or:
    {
        my $result = $db->query('SELECT name, email FROM people');
        while ($result->into(my ($name, $email))) {
            print "Name: $name, Email: $email\n";
        }
    }
Rows as lists
    {
        my $result = $db->query('SELECT name, email FROM people');
        while (my @row = $result->list) {
            print "Name: $row[0], Email: $row[1]\n";
        }
    }
Rows as array references
    {
        my $result = $db->query('SELECT name, email FROM people');
        while (my $row = $result->array) {
            print "Name: $row->[0], Email: $row->[1]\n";
        }
    }
Rows as hash references
    {
        my $result = $db->query('SELECT name, email FROM people');
        while (my $row = $result->hash) {
            print "Name: $row->{name}, Email: $row->{email}\n";
        }
    }

Building maps (also fetching all rows in one go)

A hash of hashes
    my $customers =
        $db
        -> query('SELECT id, name, location FROM people')
        -> map_hashes('id');
    # $customers = { $id => { name => $name, location => $location } }
A hash of arrays
    my $customers =
        $db
        -> query('SELECT id, name, location FROM people')
        -> map_arrays(0);
    # $customers = { $id => [ $name, $location ] }
A hash of values (two-column queries)
    my $names =
        $db
        -> query('SELECT id, name FROM people')
        -> map;
    # $names = { $id => $name }

EXAMPLES WITH SQL::Interp

If you have SQL::Interp installed, you can use the semi-abstracting method "iquery". This works just like "query", but with parts of the query interleaved with the bind arguments, passed as references.
You should read SQL::Interp. These examples are not enough to fully understand all the possibilities.
The following examples are based on the documentation of SQL::Interp.
    my $result = $db->iquery('INSERT INTO table', \%item);
    my $result = $db->iquery('UPDATE table SET', \%item, 'WHERE y <> ', \2);
    my $result = $db->iquery('DELETE FROM table WHERE y = ', \2);
    # These two select syntax produce the same result
    my $result = $db->iquery('SELECT * FROM table WHERE x = ', \$s, 'AND y IN', \@v);
    my $result = $db->iquery('SELECT * FROM table WHERE', {x => $s, y => \@v});
    for ($result->hashes) { ... }
Use a syntax highlighting editor for good visual distinction.
If you need the helper functions "sql" and "sql_type", you can import them with "use SQL::Interp;"

EXAMPLES WITH SQL::Abstract

If you have SQL::Abstract installed, you can use the abstracting methods "select", "insert", "update", "delete". These work like "query", but instead of a query and bind arguments, use abstracted arguments.
You should read SQL::Abstract. These examples are not enough to fully understand all the possibilities.
The SQL::Abstract object is available (writable) through the "abstract" property.
The following examples are based on the documentation of SQL::Abstract.

Overview

If you don't like the defaults, just assign a new object:
    $db->abstract = SQL::Abstract->new(
        case    => 'lower',
        cmp     => 'like', 
        logic   => 'and', 
        convert => 'upper'
    );
If you don't assign any object, one will be created automatically using the default options. The SQL::Abstract module is loaded on demand.
    my $result = $db->select($table, \@fields, \%where, \@order);
    my $result = $db->insert($table, \%fieldvals || \@values);
    my $result = $db->update($table, \%fieldvals, \%where);
    my $result = $db->delete($table, \%where);
    for ($result->hashes) { ... }

Complete examples

select
    my @tickets = $db->select(
        'tickets', '*', {
            requestor => 'inna',
            worker    => ['nwiger', 'rcwe', 'sfz'],
            status    => { '!=', 'completed' }
        }
    )->hashes;
insert
If you already have your data as a hash, inserting becomes much easier:
    $db->insert('people', \%data);
Instead of:
    $db->query(
        q[
            INSERT 
            INTO people (name, phone, address, ...)
            VALUES (??)
        ],
        @data{'name', 'phone', 'address', ... }
    );
update, delete
    $db->update(
        'tickets', {
            worker    => 'juerd',
            status    => 'completed'
        },
        { id => $id }
    )
    $db->delete('tickets', { id => $id });
where
The "where" method is not wrapped directly, because it doesn't generate a query and thus doesn't really have anything to do with the database module.
But using the "abstract" property, you can still easily access it:
    my $where = $db->abstract->where({ foo => $foo });

EXAMPLES WITH DBIx::XHTML_Table

If you have DBIx::XHTML_Table installed, you can use the result methods "xto" and "html".
You should read DBIx::XHTML_Table. These examples are not enough to fully understand what is going on. When reading that documentation, note that you don't have to pass hash references to DBIx::Simple's methods. It is supported, though.
DBIx::XHTML_Table is loaded on demand.

Overview

To print a simple table, all you have to do is:
    print $db->query('SELECT * FROM foo')->html;
Of course, anything that produces a result object can be used. The same thing using the abstraction method "select" would be:
    print $db->select('foo', '*')->html;
A DBIx::XHTML_Table object can be generated with the "xto" ( XHTML_ Table Object) method:
    my $table = $db->query($query)->xto;

Passing attributes

DBIx::Simple sends the attributes you pass to "html" both to the constructor and the output method. This allows you to specify both HTML attributes (like "bgcolor") and options for XHTML_Table (like "no_ucfirst" and "no_indent") all at once:
    print $result->html(
        tr         => { bgcolor => [ qw/silver white/ ] },
        no_ucfirst => 1
    );

Using an XHTML_Table object

Not everything can be controlled by passing attributes. For full flexibility, the XHTML_Table object can be used directly:
    my $table = $db->query($query)->xto(
        tr => { bgcolor => [ qw/silver white/ ] }
    );
    $table->set_group('client', 1);
    $table->calc_totals('credit', '%.2f');
    print $table->output({ no_ucfirst => 1 });  # note the {}!

EXAMPLES WITH Text::Table

"$result->text("neat")"
Neither neat nor pretty, but useful for debugging. Uses DBI's "neat_list" method. Doesn't display column names.
 
    '1', 'Camel', 'mammal'
    '2', 'Llama', 'mammal'
    '3', 'Owl', 'bird'
    '4', 'Juerd', undef
    
"$result->text("table")"
Displays a simple table using ASCII lines.
 
    id | animal |  type
    ---+--------+-------
     1 |  Camel | mammal
     2 |  Llama | mammal
     3 |  Owl   | bird
     4 |  Juerd |
    
"$result->text("box")"
Displays a simple table using ASCII lines, with an outside border.
 
    +----+--------+--------+
    | id | animal |  type  |
    +----+--------+--------+
    |  1 |  Camel | mammal |
    |  2 |  Llama | mammal |
    |  3 |  Owl   | bird   |
    |  4 |  Juerd |        |
    +----+--------+--------+
    
For "table" and "box", you need Anno Siegel's Text::Table module installed.

LICENSE

There is no license. This software was released into the public domain. Do with it what you want, but on your own risk. The author disclaims any responsibility.

AUTHOR

Juerd Waalboer <juerd@cpan.org> <http://juerd.nl/>

SEE ALSO

DBIx::Simple, SQL::Abstract
2007-07-14 perl v5.10.0