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NAME

       Lire::Report::ColumnInfo - Object that holds column meta-data.

SYNOPSIS

           my $info = $subreport->column_info_by_idx( 0 );
           print "Column's name: ", $info->name(),   "\n";
           print "Column's index: ", $info->index(), "\n";
           print "Column's type: ", $info->type(),   "\n";
           print "Column's label: ", $info->label(), "\n";

DESCRIPTION

       The Lire::Report::ColumnInfo object contains meta-data information on the columns of a
       subreport.

CONSTRUCTOR

   new( $group, $name, $class, $type, [$label]])
       Creates a new Lire::Report::ColumnInfo object. The column info attributes are initialized
       based on $name, $class, $type and $label.

OBJECT METHODS

   name()
       Returns the name of this column. This name can be used to find the group operation (from
       the report specification) that is responsible for the column's content.

   class()
       Returns the column's class of data. This will be either 'numerical' or 'categorical'.

   type()
       Returns the column's type. This referes to the type of the DLF field that was usd to
       generate this column's values.

   group_info()
       Returns the GroupInfo object which contains this column.

   index()
       Returns the column's index in the table. This will be undef until the column info object
       is added to a Lire::Subreport or Lire::Group object.

   col_start()
       Returns the display column which is the start of the cell span that should be used to
       render this column's values.

   col_end()
       Returns the display column which is the end of the cell span that should be used to render
       this column's values.

   col_width()
       Returns the suggested column width for this column in characters.

   max_chars()
       This method returns the length of the longest string in that column (including the label).

   avg_chars()
       This method returns the average length of strings in that column (including the label).
       This will be round up to the next integer (1.3 -> 2).

   label( [$label] )
       Returns the column's label. If the $label parameter is defined, the column's label will be
       set to this new value.

SEE ALSO

       Lire::Report::Subreport(3pm) Lire::Report::GroupInfo(3pm)

VERSION

       $Id: ColumnInfo.pm,v 1.15 2006/07/23 13:16:31 vanbaal Exp $

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2002 Stichting LogReport Foundation LogReport@LogReport.org

       This file is part of Lire.

       Lire is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU
       General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of
       the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program
       (see COPYING); if not, check with http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html.

AUTHOR

       Francis J. Lacoste <flacoste@logreport.org>