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       Rose::DB::Object::Std::Metadata - Standardized database object metadata.


         use Rose::DB::Object::Std::Metadata;

         $meta = Rose::DB::Object::Std::Metadata->new(class => 'Product');
         # ...or...
         # $meta = Rose::DB::Object::Std::Metadata->for_class('Product');


           id          => { type => 'int', primary_key => 1 },
           name        => { type => 'varchar', length => 255 },
           description => { type => 'text' },
           category_id => { type => 'int' },

           status =>
             type      => 'varchar',
             check_in  => [ 'active', 'inactive' ],
             default   => 'inactive',

           start_date  => { type => 'datetime' },
           end_date    => { type => 'datetime' },

           date_created     => { type => 'timestamp', default => 'now' },
           last_modified    => { type => 'timestamp', default => 'now' },


           category =>
             class       => 'Category',
             key_columns =>
               category_id => 'id',



       "Rose::DB::Object::Std::Metadata" is a subclass of Rose::DB::Object::Metadata that is
       designed to serve the needs of Rose::DB::Object::Std objects.  See the
       Rose::DB::Object::Std documentations for information on what differentiates it from

       Only the methods that are overridden are documented here.  See the
       Rose::DB::Object::Metadata documentation for the rest.


       add_primary_key_column COLUMN
           This method is an alias for the "add_primary_key_columns()" method.

       add_primary_key_columns COLUMNS
           Since Rose::DB::Object::Std objects must have a single primary key column named "id",
           calling this method with a COLUMNS argument of anything other than the column name
           "id" or a reference to an array containing the column name "id" will cause a fatal

           In general, you do not need to use this method at all since the
           "primary_key_columns()" method is hard-coded to always return "id".

       initialize [ARGS]
           This method does the same thing as the Rose::DB::Object::Metadata method of the same
           name, with one exception.  If there is no column named "id" in the list of columns, a
           scalar primary key column named "id" is added to the column list.  Then initialization
           proceeds as usual.

           Always returns the column name "id" (in list context) or a reference to an array
           containing the column name "id" (in scalar context).


       John C. Siracusa (


       Copyright (c) 2010 by John C. Siracusa.  All rights reserved.  This program is free
       software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.