Provided by: libsql-translator-perl_0.11010-1_all bug

NAME

       SQL::Translator::Schema::Field - SQL::Translator field object

SYNOPSIS

         use SQL::Translator::Schema::Field;
         my $field = SQL::Translator::Schema::Field->new(
             name  => 'foo',
             table => $table,
         );

DESCRIPTION

       "SQL::Translator::Schema::Field" is the field object.

METHODS

   new
       Object constructor.

         my $field = SQL::Translator::Schema::Field->new(
             name  => 'foo',
             table => $table,
         );

   comments
       Get or set the comments on a field.  May be called several times to set and it will
       accumulate the comments.  Called in an array context, returns each comment individually;
       called in a scalar context, returns all the comments joined on newlines.

         $field->comments('foo');
         $field->comments('bar');
         print join( ', ', $field->comments ); # prints "foo, bar"

   data_type
       Get or set the field's data type.

         my $data_type = $field->data_type('integer');

   sql_data_type
       Constant from DBI package representing this data type. See "DBI Constants" in DBI for more
       details.

   default_value
       Get or set the field's default value.  Will return undef if not defined and could return
       the empty string (it's a valid default value), so don't assume an error like other
       methods.

         my $default = $field->default_value('foo');

   extra
       Get or set the field's "extra" attibutes (e.g., "ZEROFILL" for MySQL).  Accepts a
       hash(ref) of name/value pairs to store;  returns a hash.

         $field->extra( qualifier => 'ZEROFILL' );
         my %extra = $field->extra;

   foreign_key_reference
       Get or set the field's foreign key reference;

         my $constraint = $field->foreign_key_reference( $constraint );

   is_auto_increment
       Get or set the field's "is_auto_increment" attribute.

         my $is_auto = $field->is_auto_increment(1);

   is_foreign_key
       Returns whether or not the field is a foreign key.

         my $is_fk = $field->is_foreign_key;

   is_nullable
       Get or set whether the field can be null.  If not defined, then returns "1" (assumes the
       field can be null).  The argument is evaluated by Perl for True or False, so the following
       are eqivalent:

         $is_nullable = $field->is_nullable(0);
         $is_nullable = $field->is_nullable('');
         $is_nullable = $field->is_nullable('0');

       While this is technically a field constraint, it's probably easier to represent this as an
       attribute of the field.  In order keep things consistent, any other constraint on the
       field (unique, primary, and foreign keys; checks) are represented as table constraints.

   is_primary_key
       Get or set the field's "is_primary_key" attribute.  Does not create a table constraint
       (should it?).

         my $is_pk = $field->is_primary_key(1);

   is_unique
       Determine whether the field has a UNIQUE constraint or not.

         my $is_unique = $field->is_unique;

   is_valid
       Determine whether the field is valid or not.

         my $ok = $field->is_valid;

   name
       Get or set the field's name.

        my $name = $field->name('foo');

       The field object will also stringify to its name.

        my $setter_name = "set_$field";

       Errors ("No field name") if you try to set a blank name.

   full_name
       Read only method to return the fields name with its table name pre-pended.  e.g.
       "person.foo".

   order
       Get or set the field's order.

         my $order = $field->order(3);

   schema
       Shortcut to get the fields schema ($field->table->schema) or undef if it doesn't have one.

         my $schema = $field->schema;

   size
       Get or set the field's size.  Accepts a string, array or arrayref of numbers and returns a
       string.

         $field->size( 30 );
         $field->size( [ 255 ] );
         $size = $field->size( 10, 2 );
         print $size; # prints "10,2"

         $size = $field->size( '10, 2' );
         print $size; # prints "10,2"

   table
       Get or set the field's table object. As the table object stringifies this can also be used
       to get the table name.

         my $table = $field->table;
         print "Table name: $table";

       Returns the field exactly as the parser found it

   equals
       Determines if this field is the same as another

         my $isIdentical = $field1->equals( $field2 );

AUTHOR

       Ken Youens-Clark <kclark@cpan.org>.