[Catalyst] List/Scalar Context with TT + DBIC

Richard Jolly Richard.Jolly at bbc.co.uk
Thu Jun 1 17:12:42 CEST 2006

catalyst-bounces at lists.rawmode.org wrote:
> This isn't strictly a Catalyst question, but it involves the
> interaction of two commonly used Catalyst components: TT +
> DBIC.  I'm sure this must be an FAQ, but so far, RTFM and
> Googling have not revealed the answer.
> How can I force scalar context from TT in order to get a DBIC
> ResultSet object back from search() rather than a list of rows?  For
> instance: 


You can find a discussion of this problem on the DBIC mailing list:

At the moment In TT templates I'm just careful. If there is a big list,
where the iteration seems important, I set up the resultsets in the
controller code, where you can control context properly.

 $c->stash->{rs} = $rs; 
  [% WHILE (record = rs.next ) %]



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