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NAME

       Bio::Tools::EUtilities::History - lightweight implementation of HistoryI interface (not
       bound to filehandles, extraneous methods, etc).

SYNOPSIS

         #should work for any class which is-a HistoryI

         if ($obj->has_History) {
             # do something here
         }

         ($webenv, $querykey) = $obj->history;

         $obj->history($webenv, $querykey);

         $webenv = $obj->get_webenv;

         $query_key = $obj->get_query_key;

DESCRIPTION

       This class extends methods for any EUtilDataI implementation allow instances to dealwith
       NCBI history data (WebEnv and query_key).  These can be used as parameters for further
       queries against data sets stored on the NCBI server, much like NCBI's Entrez search
       history. These are important when one wants to run complex queries using esearch, retrieve
       related data using elink, and retrieve large datasets using epost/efetch.

       This class is the simplest implementation and merely holds data for future queries from
       any HistoryI. See also Bio::Tools::EUtilities::Query (esearch) and
       Bio::Tools::EUtilities::LinkSet (elink), which also implement HistoryI.

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AUTHOR

       Email cjfields at bioperl dot org

APPENDIX

       The rest of the documentation details each of the object methods. Internal methods are
       usually preceded with a _

   history
        Title    : history
        Usage    : my ($webenv, $qk) = $hist->history
        Function : Get/Set two-element list of webenv() and query_key()
        Returns  : array
        Args     : two-element list of webenv, query key

   get_webenv
        Title    : get_webenv
        Usage    : my $webenv = $hist->get_webenv
        Function : returns web environment key needed to retrieve results from
                   NCBI server
        Returns  : string (encoded key)
        Args     : none

   get_query_key
        Title    : get_query_key
        Usage    : my $qk = $hist->get_query_key
        Function : returns query key (integer) for the history number for this session
        Returns  : integer
        Args     : none

   to_string
        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 the print_* methods