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       Config::Model::BackendMgr - Load configuration node on demand


       version 2.133


        # Use BackendMgr to write data in Yaml file
        # This example requires Config::Model::Backend::Yaml which is now
        # shipped outside of Config::Model. Please get it on CPAN
        use Config::Model;

        # define configuration tree object
        my $model = Config::Model->new;
           name    => "Foo",
           element => [
               [qw/foo bar/] => {
                   type       => 'leaf',
                   value_type => 'string'

           name => "MyClass",

           # rw_config spec is used by Config::Model::BackendMgr
           rw_config => {
               backend     => 'yaml',
               config_dir  => '/tmp/',
               file        => 'my_class.yml',
               auto_create => 1,

           element => [
               [qw/foo bar/] => {
                   type       => 'leaf',
                   value_type => 'string'
               hash_of_nodes => {
                   type       => 'hash',     # hash id
                   index_type => 'string',
                   cargo      => {
                       type              => 'node',
                       config_class_name => 'Foo'

        my $inst = $model->instance( root_class_name => 'MyClass' );

        my $root = $inst->config_root;

        # put data
        my $steps = 'foo=FOO hash_of_nodes:fr foo=bonjour -
          hash_of_nodes:en foo=hello ';
        $root->load( steps => $steps );


        # now look at file /tmp/my_class.yml


       This class provides a way to specify how to load or store configuration data within the

       With these specifications, all configuration information is read during creation of a node
       (which triggers the creation of a backend manager object) and written back when write_back
       method is called (either on the node or on this backend manager).

       This load/store can be done with different backends:

       ·   Any of the "Config::Model::Backend::*" classes available on your system.  For instance

       ·   "cds_file": Config dump string (cds) in a file. I.e. a string that describes the
           content of a configuration tree is loaded from or saved in a text file. This format is
           defined by this project. See "load string syntax" in Config::Model::Loader.

       ·   "perl_file": Perl data structure (perl) in a file. See Config::Model::DumpAsData for
           details on the data structure. Now handled by Config::Model::Backend::PerlFile

       When needed, "write_back" method can be called on the instance (See
       Config::Model::Instance) to store back all configuration information.

Backend specification

       The backend specification is provided as an attribute of a Config::Model::Node
       specification. These attributes are optional: A node without "rw_config" attribute must
       rely on another node to read or save its data.

       When needed (usually for the root node), the configuration class is declared with a
       "rw_config" parameter which specifies the read/write backend configuration.

   Parameters available for all backends
       The following parameters are accepted by all backends:

           Specify configuration directory. This parameter is optional as the directory can be
           hardcoded in the backend class. "config_dir" beginning with '"~"' is munged so "~" is
           replaced by "File::HomeDir->my_data".  See File::HomeDir for details.

           Specify configuration file name (without the path). This parameter is optional as the
           file name can be hardcoded in the backend class.

           The configuration file name can be specified with &index keyword when a backend is
           associated to a node contained in a hash. For instance, with "file" set to

            service    # hash element
              foo      # hash index
                nodeA  # values of nodeA are stored in foo.conf
              bar      # hash index
                nodeB  # values of nodeB are  stored in bar.conf

           Likewise, the keyword &element can be used to specify the file name. For instance,
           with "file" set to "&element-&index.conf":

            service    # hash element
              foo      # hash index
                nodeA  # values of nodeA are stored in
              bar      # hash index
                nodeB  # values of nodeB are  stored in

           "file_mode" parameter can be used to set the mode of the written file(s). "file_mode"
           value can be in any form supported by "chmod" in Path::Tiny. Example:

             file_mode => 0664,
             file_mode => '0664',
             file_mode => 'g+w'

           Specify alternate location of a configuration directory depending on the OS (as
           returned by $^O, see "PLATFORMS" in perlport).  For instance:

            config_dir => '/etc/ssh',
            os_config_dir => { darwin => '/etc' }

           Optional. Specifies where to find a global configuration file that specifies default
           values. For instance, this is used by OpenSSH to specify a global configuration file
           ("/etc/ssh/ssh_config") that is overridden by user's file:

            default_layer => {
               os_config_dir => { 'darwin' => '/etc' },
               config_dir    => '/etc/ssh',
               file          => 'ssh_config'

           Only the 3 above parameters can be specified in "default_layer".

           By default, an exception is thrown if no read was successful. This behavior can be
           overridden by specifying "auto_create => 1" in one of the backend specification. For

            rw_config  => {
                backend => 'IniFile',
                config_dir => '/tmp',
                file  => 'foo.conf',
                auto_create => 1

           Setting "auto_create" to 1 is necessary to create a configuration from scratch

           Delete configuration files that contains no data. (default is to leave an empty file)

   Config::Model::Backend::* backends
       Specify the backend name and the parameters of the backend defined in their documentation.

       For instance:

        rw_config => {
            backend     => 'yaml',
            config_dir  => '/tmp/',
            file        => 'my_class.yml',

       See Config::Model::Backend::Yaml for more details for this backend.

   Your own backend
       You can also write a dedicated backend. See How to write your own backend for details.

Test setup

       By default, configurations files are read from the directory specified by "config_dir"
       parameter specified in the model. You may override the "root" directory for test.


       Returns 1 if at least the backend supports read and write annotations (aka comments) in
       the configuration file.


       Dominique Dumont, (ddumont at cpan dot org)


       Config::Model, Config::Model::Instance, Config::Model::Node, Config::Model::Dumper


       Dominique Dumont


       This software is Copyright (c) 2005-2018 by Dominique Dumont.

       This is free software, licensed under:

         The GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1, February 1999