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       Bio::Tools::EUtilities::Info::LinkInfo - Class for storing einfo link data.


       version 1.75


           ## should not create instance directly; Bio::Tools::EUtilities does this ##

           # get a LinkInfo object using Bio:Tools::EUtilities
           print "Link name: ",$link->get_link_name,"\n";
           print "Link name: ",$link->get_link_menu_name,"\n";
           print "Link desc: ",$link->get_link_description,"\n";
           print "DBFrom: ",$link->get_dbfrom,"\n"; # database linked from
           print "DBTo: ",$link->get_dbto,"\n"; # database linked to


       This class handles data output (XML) from both einfo and elink, and centers on describing
       data that either describes how NCBI databases are linked together via link names, or how
       databases are linked to outside databases (LinkOut).

       Further documentation for Link and Field subclass methods is included below.

       For more information on einfo see:

        Title    : new
        Note     : *** should not be called by end-users ***
        Usage    : my $ct = Bio::Tools::EUtilities::Info::LinkInfo;
        Function : returns new LinkInfo instance
        Returns  : Bio::Tools::EUtilities::Info::LinkInfo instance
        Args     : none (all data added via _add_data, most methods are getters only)

        Title    : get_database
        Usage    : my $db = $info->get_database;
        Function : returns single database name (eutil-compatible).  This is the
                   queried database. For elinks (which have 'db' and 'dbfrom')
                   this is equivalent to db/dbto (use get_dbfrom() to for the latter)
        Returns  : string
        Args     : none

   get_db (alias for get_database)
   get_dbto (alias for get_database)
        Title    : get_dbfrom
        Usage    : my $origdb = $link->get_dbfrom;
        Function : returns referring database
        Returns  : string
        Args     : none
        Note     :

        Title    : get_link_name
        Usage    : $ln = $link->get_link_name;
        Function : returns raw link name (eutil-compatible)
        Returns  : string
        Args     : none

        Title    : get_link_description
        Usage    : $desc = $link->get_link_description;
        Function : returns the (more detailed) link description
        Returns  : string
        Args     : none

        Title    : get_link_menu_name
        Usage    : my $mn = $link->get_link_menu_name;
        Function : returns formal menu name
        Returns  : string
        Args     : none

        Title    : get_priority
        Usage    : my $mn = $link->get_priority;
        Function : returns priority ranking
        Returns  : integer
        Args     : none
        Note     : only set when using elink and cmd set to 'acheck'

        Title    : get_html_tag
        Usage    : my $tag = $link->get_html_tag;
        Function : returns HTML tag
        Returns  : string
        Args     : none
        Note     : only set when using elink and cmd set to 'acheck'

        Title    : get_url
        Usage    : my $url = $link->get_url;
        Function : returns URL string; note that the string isn't usable directly but
                   has the ID replaced with the tag <@UID@>
        Returns  : string
        Args     : none
        Note     : only set when using elink and cmd set to 'acheck'

        Title    : to_string
        Usage    : $foo->to_string()
        Function : converts current object to string
        Returns  : none
        Args     : (optional) simple data for text formatting
        Note     : Used generally for debugging and for various print methods


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