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NAME

       Lire::Field - Interface to Dlf field's specification.

SYNOPSIS

           my $field = $schema->field( 'time' );
           print "Name: ", $field->name(), "\n", "Type: ", $field->type(), "\n";

DESCRIPTION

       This module represents Dlf field's specifications. You'll get reference to this kind of
       object when you call the field(), timestamp_field() or fields() methods on a
       Lire::DlfSchema(3pm) object. You can obtain information about this field by querying its
       methods.

OBJECT METHODS

   name()
       Returns the name of the field.

   label()
       Returns the default label that should be used for column containing values from this
       field.

   pos()
       Returns the field's position in the record. Field's positions are indexed from 0.

   type()
       Returns the field's type. This will be a string describing the type's name as used in the
       XML specifications.

   sql_type()
       Returns the SQL type that should be used to hold this field's values.

   default()
       This method is obsolete since field don't have default anymore.

   description()
       This method will return the field's description. (This is the content of the description
       element in the XML specification.) Be aware that this will most likely contains DocBook
       markup.

SEE ALSO

       Lire::DlfSchema(3pm) Lire::DataTypes(3pm)

AUTHORS

         Francis J. Lacoste <flacoste@logreport.org>
         Wolfgang Sourdeau <wolfgang@logreport.org>

VERSION

       $Id: Field.pm,v 1.18 2006/07/23 13:16:29 vanbaal Exp $

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2001-2004 Stichting LogReport Foundation LogReport@LogReport.org

       This file is part of Lire.

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