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       LedgerSMB - The Base class for many LedgerSMB objects, including DBObject.


       This module creates a basic request handler with utility functions available in database
       objects (LedgerSMB::DBObject)


       new ()
           This method creates a new base request instance. It also validates the session/user
           credentials, as appropriate for the run mode.  Finally, it sets up the database
           connections for the user.

       date_to_number (user => $LedgerSMB::User, date => $string);
           This function takes the date in the format provided and returns a numeric string in
           YYMMDD format.  This may be moved to User in the future.

           This sets a $self->{form_id} to be used in later form validation (anti-XSRF measure).

           This returns true if the form_id was associated with the session, and false if not.
           Use this if the form may be re-used (back-button actions are valid).

           Identical with check_form() above, but also removes the form_id from the session.
           This should be used when back-button actions are not valid.

       debug (file => $path);
           This dumps the current object to the file if that is defined and otherwise to standard

       escape (string => $string);
           This function returns the current string escaped using %hexhex notation.

       unescape (string => $string);
           This function returns the $string encoded using %hexhex using ordinary notation.

       format_amount (user => $LedgerSMB::User::hash, amount => $string, precision => $integer,
       neg_format => (-|DRCR));
           The function takes a monetary amount and formats it according to the user preferences,
           the negative format (- or DR/CR).  Note that it may move to LedgerSMB::User at some
           point in the future.

       parse_amount (user => $LedgerSMB::User::hash, amount => $variable);
           If $amount is a Bigfloat, it is returned as is.  If it is a string, it is parsed
           according to the user preferences stored in the LedgerSMB::User object.

       is_blank (name => $string)
           This function returns true if $self->{$string} only consists of whitespace characters
           or is an empty string.

       is_run_mode ('(cli|cgi|mod_perl)')
           This function returns 1 if the run mode is what is specified.  Otherwise returns 0.

       is_allowed_role({allowed_roles => @role_names})
           This function returns 1 if the user's roles include any of the roles in @role_names.

       num_text_rows (string => $string, cols => $number, max => $number);
           This function determines the likely number of rows needed to hold text in a textbox.
           It returns either that number or max, which ever is lower.

       merge ($hashref, keys => @list, index => $number);
           This command merges the $hashref into the current object.  If keys are specified, only
           those keys are used.  Otherwise all keys are merged.

           If an index is specified, the merged keys are given a form of "$key" . "_$index",
           otherwise the key is used on both sides.

       redirect (msg => $string)
           This function redirects to the script and argument set determined by
           $self->{callback}, and if this is not set, goes to an info screen and prints $msg.

       redo_rows (fields => \@list, count => $integer, [index => $string);
           This function is undergoing serious redesign at the moment.  If index is defined, that
           field is used for ordering the rows.  If not, runningnumber is used.  Behavior is not
           defined when index points to a field containing non-numbers.

       set (@attrs)
           Copies the given key=>vars to $self. Allows for finer control of merging hashes into

           Removes all elements starting with a . because these elements conflict with the
           ability to hide the entire structure for things like CSV lookups.

           Retrieves a default value for the given key, it is just a wrapper on

       call_procedure( procname => $procname, args => $args )
           Function that allows you to call a stored procedure by name and map the appropriate
           argument to the function values.

           Args is an arrayref.  The members of args can be scalars or arrayrefs in which case
           they are just bound to the placeholders (arrayref to Pg array conversion occurs
           automatically in DBD::Pg 2.x), or they can be hashrefs of the following syntax: {value
           => $data, type=> $db_type}.  The type field is any SQL type DBD::Pg supports (such as

           Localizes and returns database errors and error codes within LedgerSMB

           Returns HTML errors in LedgerSMB. Needs refactored into a general Error class.

           Loads user configuration info from LedgerSMB::User

           Uses Math::Float with an amount and a set number of decimal places to round the amount
           and return it.

           Defaults to the default decimal places setting in the LedgerSMB configuration if there
           is no places argument passed in.

           They should be changed to allow different rules for different accounts.

           Expands a hash into human-readable key => value pairs, and formats and rounds amounts,
           recursively expanding hashes until there are no hash members present.

           Removes blank keys and non-reference keys from a hash and returns a hash with only
           non-blank and referenced keys.

           Ensures that the $ENV{REQUEST_METHOD} is defined and either "HEAD", "GET", "POST".

           This function throws a CancelFurtherProcessing exception to be caught by the outermost
           processing script.  This construct allows the outer script and intermediate levels to
           clean up, if required.

           This construct replaces 'exit;' calls randomly scattered around the code everywhere.

Copyright (C) 2006, The LedgerSMB core team.

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