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       Bio::Tools::EUtilities::Summary::DocSum - Data object for document summary data from


       version 1.75


         # Implement ItemContainerI

         # $foo is any ItemContainerI (current implementations are DocSum and Item itself)

         while (my $item = $foo->next_Item) { # iterate through contained Items
            # do stuff here

         @items = $foo->get_Items;  # all Items in the container (hierarchy intact)
         @items = $foo->get_all_Items;  # all Items in the container (flattened)
         @items = $foo->get_Items_by_name('bar'); # Specifically named Items
         ($content) = $foo->get_contents_by_name('bar'); # content from specific Items
         ($type) = $foo->get_type_by_name('bar'); # data type from specific Items


       This is the basic class for Document Summary data from NCBI eUtils, returned from
       esummary.  This implements the simple ItemContainerI interface.

        Title    : new
        Usage    :
        Function :
        Returns  :
        Args     :

        Title    : get_ids
        Usage    : my ($id) = $item->get_ids;
        Function : returns array or array ref with id
        Returns  : array or array ref
        Args     : none
        Note     : the behavior of this method remains consistent with other
                   implementations of get_ids(). To retrieve the single DocSum ID
                   use get_id()

        Title    : get_id
        Usage    : my ($id) = $item->get_id;
        Function : returns UID of record
        Returns  : integer
        Args     : none

ItemContainerI methods

        Title    : next_Item
        Usage    : while (my $item = $docsum->next_Item) {...}
        Function : iterates through Items (nested layer of Item)
        Returns  : single Item
        Args     : [optional] single arg (string)
                   'flatten' - iterates through a flattened list ala

        Title    : get_Items
        Usage    : my @items = $docsum->get_Items
        Function : returns list of, well, Items
        Returns  : array of Items
        Args     : none

        Title    : get_all_Items
        Usage    : my @items = $docsum->get_all_Items
        Function : returns flattened list of all Item objects (Items, ListItems,
        Returns  : array of Items
        Args     : none
        Note     : items are added top-down (similar order to using nested calls)
                   in original list order.

                    1         2        7        8
                  Item  -   Item  -  Item  -  Item ...
                           | 3        6
                        ListItem - ListItem
                         | 4          5
                      Structure - Structure

        Title    : get_all_names
        Usage    : my @names = get_all_names()
        Function : Returns an array of names for all Item(s) in DocSum.
        Returns  : array of unique strings
        Args     : none

        Title    : get_Items_by_name
        Usage    : my @items = get_Items_by_name('CreateDate')
        Function : Returns named Item(s) in DocSum (indicated by passed argument)
        Returns  : array of Item objects
        Args     : string (Item name)

        Title    : get_contents_by_name
        Usage    : my ($data) = get_contents_by_name('CreateDate')
        Function : Returns content for named Item(s) in DocSum (indicated by
                   passed argument)
        Returns  : array of values (type varies per Item)
        Args     : string (Item name)

        Title    : get_type_by_name
        Usage    : my $data = get_type_by_name('CreateDate')
        Function : Returns data type for named Item in DocSum (indicated by
                   passed argument)
        Returns  : scalar value (string) if present
        Args     : string (Item name)

        Title    : rewind
        Usage    : $docsum->rewind();
        Function : rewinds DocSum iterator
        Returns  : none
        Args     : [optional]
                  'recursive' - rewind all DocSum object layers
                                (Items, ListItems, StructureItems)

        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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