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       DBIx::Class::InflateColumn - Automatically create references from column data


         # In your table classes
         __PACKAGE__->inflate_column('column_name', {
           inflate => sub {
             my ($raw_value_from_db, $result_object) = @_;
           deflate => sub {
             my ($inflated_value_from_user, $result_object) = @_;


       This component translates column data into references, i.e. "inflating" the column data.
       It also "deflates" references into an appropriate format for the database.

       It can be used, for example, to automatically convert to and from DateTime objects for
       your date and time fields. There's a convenience component to actually do that though, try

       It will handle all types of references except scalar references. It will not handle scalar
       values, these are ignored and thus passed through to SQL::Abstract. This is to allow
       setting raw values to "just work". Scalar references are passed through to the database to
       deal with, to allow such settings as " \'year + 1'" and " \'DEFAULT' " to work.

       If you want to filter plain scalar values and replace them with something else, see


       Instruct DBIx::Class to inflate the given column.

       In addition to the column name, you must provide "inflate" and "deflate" methods. The
       "inflate" method is called when you access the field, while the "deflate" method is called
       when the field needs to used by the database.

       For example, if you have a table "events" with a timestamp field named "insert_time", you
       could inflate the column in the corresponding table class using something like:

           __PACKAGE__->inflate_column('insert_time', {
               inflate => sub {
                 my ($insert_time_raw_value, $event_result_object) = @_;
                 DateTime->from_epoch( epoch => $insert_time_raw_value );
               deflate => sub {
                 my ($insert_time_dt_object, $event_result_object) = @_;

       The coderefs you set for inflate and deflate are called with two parameters, the first is
       the value of the column to be inflated/deflated, the second is the result object itself.

       In this example, calls to an event's "insert_time" accessor return a DateTime object. This
       DateTime object is later "deflated" back to the integer epoch representation when used in
       the database layer.  For a much more thorough handling of the above example, please see

         my $val = $obj->get_inflated_column($col);

       Fetch a column value in its inflated state.  This is directly analogous to "get_column" in
       DBIx::Class::Row in that it only fetches a column already retrieved from the database, and
       then inflates it.  Throws an exception if the column requested is not an inflated column.

         my $copy = $obj->set_inflated_column($col => $val);

       Sets a column value from an inflated value.  This is directly analogous to "set_column" in

         my $copy = $obj->store_inflated_column($col => $val);

       Sets a column value from an inflated value without marking the column as dirty. This is
       directly analogous to "store_column" in DBIx::Class::Row.


       DBIx::Class::Core - This component is loaded as part of the "core" DBIx::Class components;
       generally there is no need to load it directly


       Check the list of additional DBIC resources.


       This module is free software copyright by the DBIx::Class (DBIC) authors. You can
       redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the DBIx::Class library.