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Manual Reference Pages  -  ROSE::DB::SQLITE (3)

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NAME

Rose::DB::SQLite - SQLite driver class for Rose::DB.

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



  use Rose::DB;

  Rose::DB->register_db(
    domain   => development,
    type     => main,
    driver   => sqlite,
    database => /path/to/some/file.db,
  );


  Rose::DB->default_domain(development);
  Rose::DB->default_type(main);
  ...

  # Set max length of varchar columns used to emulate the array data type
  Rose::DB::SQLite->max_array_characters(128);

  $db = Rose::DB->new; # $db is really a Rose::DB::SQLite-derived object
  ...



DESCRIPTION

Rose::DB blesses objects into a class derived from Rose::DB::SQLite when the driver is sqlite. This mapping of driver names to class names is configurable. See the documentation for Rose::DB’s new() and driver_class() methods for more information.

This class cannot be used directly. You must use Rose::DB and let its new() method return an object blessed into the appropriate class for you, according to its driver_class() mappings.

This class supports SQLite version 3 only. See the SQLite web site for more information on the major versions of SQLite:

<http://www.sqlite.org/>

Only the methods that are new or have different behaviors than those in Rose::DB are documented here. See the Rose::DB documentation for the full list of methods.

DATA TYPES

SQLite doesn’t care what value you pass for a given column, regardless of that column’s nominal data type. Rose::DB does care, however. The following data type formats are enforced by Rose::DB::SQLite’s parse_* and format_* functions.



    Type        Format
    ---------   ------------------------------
    DATE        YYYY-MM-DD
    DATETIME    YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM::SS
    TIMESTAMP   YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM::SS.NNNNNNNNN



CLASS METHODS

<B>coerce_autoincrement_to_serial [BOOL]B> Get or set a boolean value that indicates whether or not auto-increment columns will be considered to have the column type serial. The default value is true.

This setting comes into play when Rose::DB::Object::Loader is used to auto-create column metadata based on an existing database schema.

<B>max_array_characters [INT]B> Get or set the maximum length of varchar columns used to emulate the array data type. The default value is 255.

SQLite does not have a native ARRAY data type, but it can be emulated using a VARCHAR column and a specially formatted string. The formatting and parsing of this string is handled by the format_array() and parse_array() object methods. The maximum length limit is honored by the format_array() object method.

OBJECT METHODS

<B>auto_create [BOOL]B> Get or set a boolean value indicating whether or not a new SQLite database should be created if it does not already exist. Defaults to true.

If false, and if the specified database does not exist, then a fatal error will occur when an attempt is made to connect to the database.

<B>sqlite_unicode [BOOL]B> Get or set a boolean value that indicates whether or not Perl’s UTF-8 flag will be set for all text strings coming out of the database. See the DBD::SQLite documentation for more information.

    Value Parsing and Formatting

<B>format_array ARRAYREF | LISTB> Given a reference to an array or a list of values, return a specially formatted string. Undef is returned if ARRAYREF points to an empty array or if LIST is not passed. The array or list must not contain undefined values.

If the resulting string is longer than max_array_characters(), a fatal error will occur.

<B>parse_array STRING | LIST | ARRAYREFB> Parse STRING and return a reference to an array. STRING should be formatted according to the SQLite array data type emulation format returned by format_array(). Undef is returned if STRING is undefined.

If a LIST of more than one item is passed, a reference to an array containing the values in LIST is returned.

If a an ARRAYREF is passed, it is returned as-is.

<B>parse_date STRINGB> Parse STRING and return a DateTime object. STRING should be formatted according to the Informix DATE data type.

If STRING is a valid date keyword (according to validate_date_keyword) it is returned unmodified. Returns undef if STRING could not be parsed as a valid DATE value.

<B>parse_datetime STRINGB> Parse STRING and return a DateTime object. STRING should be formatted according to the Informix DATETIME data type.

If STRING is a valid datetime keyword (according to validate_datetime_keyword) it is returned unmodified. Returns undef if STRING could not be parsed as a valid DATETIME value.

<B>parse_timestamp STRINGB> Parse STRING and return a DateTime object. STRING should be formatted according to the Informix DATETIME data type.

If STRING is a valid timestamp keyword (according to validate_timestamp_keyword) it is returned unmodified. Returns undef if STRING could not be parsed as a valid DATETIME value.

<B>validate_date_keyword STRINGB> Returns true if STRING is a valid keyword for the date data type. Valid date keywords are:



    current_timestamp



The keywords are not case sensitive. Any string that looks like a function call (matches /^\w+\(.*\)$/) is also considered a valid date keyword if keyword_function_calls is true.

<B>validate_datetime_keyword STRINGB> Returns true if STRING is a valid keyword for the datetime data type, false otherwise. Valid datetime keywords are:



    current_timestamp



The keywords are not case sensitive. Any string that looks like a function call (matches /^\w+\(.*\)$/) is also considered a valid datetime keyword if keyword_function_calls is true.

<B>validate_timestamp_keyword STRINGB> Returns true if STRING is a valid keyword for the timestamp data type, false otherwise. Valid timestamp keywords are:



    current_timestamp



The keywords are not case sensitive. Any string that looks like a function call (matches /^\w+\(.*\)$/) is also considered a valid timestamp keyword if keyword_function_calls is true.

AUTHOR

John C. Siracusa (siracusa@gmail.com)

LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2010 by John C. Siracusa. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
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