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NAME

       PGObject::Util::PseudoCSV - Tuple/Array parsing and serialization for PGObject

VERSION

       Version 2

SYNOPSIS

       This is a parser and constructor for PostgreSQL text representations of tuples and arrays.

       To parse:

       For a tuple, we'd typically:

          my @list = pseudocsv_parse($text_representation);

       We can then arrange the hash as:

          my $hashref = pseudocsv_to_hash(\@list, \@col_list);

       Which we can combine as:

          my $hashref =  pseudocsv_to_hash(
                            pseudocsv_parse($text_representation),
                            \@col_list
          );

DESCRIPTION

       PostgreSQL can represent tuples and arrays in a text format that is almost like CSV.
       Unfortunately this format has a number of gotchas which render existing CSV-parsers
       useless.  This module provides basic parsing functions to other programs for db interface
       purposes.  With this module you can both parse pseudocsv representations of tuples and
       arrays and you can create them from a list.

       The API's here assume you send one (and only one) pseudo-csv record to the API at once.
       These may be nested, so a single tuple can contain arrays of tuples which can contain
       arrays of tuples ad infinitum but the parsing only goes one layer deep tuple-wise so that
       handling classes have an opportunity to re-parse with appropriate type information.
       Naturally this has performance implications, so depth in SQL structures passed should be
       reasonably limited.

       As of 2.0, we no longer automatically call deserialization functions from the parser
       itself.  At his point the calling classes MUST call the deserializer themselves but this
       is far easier since this has been moved to a separate service in PGObject 2.0.  This
       avoids an unnecessary dependency on PGObject and ensures that the module is more geneally
       useful.

EXPORT

       pseudocsv_to_hash
       pseudocsv_parse
       to_pseudocsv

SUBROUTINES/METHODS

   pseudocsv_parse
       This does a one-level deep parse of the pseudo-csv, with additional levels in arrays.
       When a tuple is encountered it is instantiated as its type but a subarray is parsed for
       more entities.

       Only one pseudocsv record can be passed in at once, but embedded newlines are properly
       handled.

   pcsv2hash($literal_string, @cols);
       Returns a hash from a tuple literal or array literal.

   hash2pcsv($hashref, @cols)
       Takes an ordered list of columns and a hashref and returns a tuple literal

   pseudocsv_tohash($coldata, $colnames) DEPRECATED
       Takes an arrayref of column data and an arrayref of column names and returns a hash.  This
       is mostly a helper function designed to help with tuple types.

       This interface is deprecated and will go away in 2.0.  Use pcsv2hash instead.

   to_pseudocsv($datalist, $is_tuple)
       Takes a list of data and an is_tuple argument and creates a pseudocsv.

       Note:  this does not check for array sanity.  If you are not careful you can get arrays
       returned which are not valid SQL arrays.  Remember that SQL arrays have every item being
       the same size, and all SQL arrays are are regular in size (so all 1 and 2d arrays follow
       the same form as mathematical matrices).

AUTHOR

       Chris Travers, "<chris.travers at gmail.com>"

BUGS

       Please report any bugs or feature requests to "bug-pgobject-util-pseudocsv at
       rt.cpan.org", or through the web interface at
       <http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=PGObject-Util-PseudoCSV>.  I will be
       notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make
       changes.

SUPPORT

       You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

           perldoc PGObject::Util::PseudoCSV

       You can also look for information at:

       ·   RT: CPAN's request tracker (report bugs here)

           <http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=PGObject-Util-PseudoCSV>

       ·   AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation

           <http://annocpan.org/dist/PGObject-Util-PseudoCSV>

       ·   CPAN Ratings

           <http://cpanratings.perl.org/d/PGObject-Util-PseudoCSV>

       ·   Search CPAN

           <http://search.cpan.org/dist/PGObject-Util-PseudoCSV/>

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 2014-2017 Chris Travers.

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