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NAME

       Rose::DB::Object::Metadata::PrimaryKey - Primary key metadata.

SYNOPSIS

         use Rose::DB::Object::Metadata::PrimaryKey;

         $pk = Rose::DB::Object::Metadata::PrimaryKey->new(
                 columns => [ 'id', 'type' ]);

         MyClass->meta->primary_key($pk);
         ...

DESCRIPTION

       Objects of this class store and manipulate metadata for primary keys in a database table.
       Each primary key is made up of one or more columns.

OBJECT METHODS

       add_column [COLUMNS]
           This method is an alias for the add_columns method.

       add_columns [COLUMNS]
           Add COLUMNS to the list of columns that make up the primary key.  COLUMNS must be a
           list or reference to an array of  column names or
           Rose::DB::Object::Metadata::Column-derived objects.

       columns [COLUMNS]
           Get or set the list of columns that make up the primary key.  COLUMNS must a list or
           reference to an array of column names or Rose::DB::Object::Metadata::Column-derived
           objects.

           This method returns all of the columns that make up the primary key.  Each column is a
           Rose::DB::Object::Metadata::Column-derived column object if the primary key's parent
           has a column object with the same name, or just the column name otherwise.  In scalar
           context, a reference to an array of columns is returned.  In list context, a list is
           returned.

       column_names
           Returns a list (in list context) or reference to an array (in scalar context) of the
           names of the columns that make up the primary key.

       delete_columns
           Delete the entire list of columns that make up the primary key.

       name [NAME]
           Get or set the name of the primary key.  Traditionally, this is the name of the index
           that the database uses to maintain the primary key, but databases vary.  If left
           undefined, the default value is "primary_key".

       parent [META]
           Get or set the Rose::DB::Object::Metadata-derived object that this primary key belongs
           to.

       sequence_names [NAMES]
           Get or set the list of database sequence names (if any) used to generate values for
           the primary key columns.  The sequence names must be in the same order as the columns.
           NAMES may be a list or reference to an array of sequence names.  Returns a list (in
           list context) or reference to the array (in scalar context) of sequence names.

AUTHOR

       John C. Siracusa (siracusa@gmail.com)

LICENSE

       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.