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NAME

       Rose::DB::Object::Metadata::UniqueKey - Unique key metadata.

SYNOPSIS

         use Rose::DB::Object::Metadata::UniqueKey;

         $uk = Rose::DB::Object::Metadata::UniqueKey->new(
                 columns => [ 'name', 'color' ]);

         MyClass->meta->add_unique_key($uk);
         ...

DESCRIPTION

       Objects of this class store and manipulate metadata for unique keys in a database table.
       Each unique 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 unique 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 unique 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 unique key.  Each column is a
           Rose::DB::Object::Metadata::Column-derived column object if the unique 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 unique key.

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

       name [NAME]
           Get or set the name of the unique key.  This name should be unique among all unique
           keys for a given table.  Traditionally, it is the name of the index that the database
           uses to maintain the unique key, but practices vary.  If left undefined, the default
           value is a string created by joining the column_names with underscores.

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

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.