[Catalyst] Best Practices - an application.

Matt S Trout dbix-class at trout.me.uk
Sun Sep 17 19:31:06 CEST 2006

Mojo Nichols wrote:
> Next I create the database, essentially I have a systems table and users
> as below.  This could probably be modeled better and comments are
> welcome.   The systems contains the type of database to allow for
> different databases management schemes. The database name to keep track
> of multiple  databases on one server and the server name as in hostname.
> User_roles for the system, so we can have custom routines for specific
> roles (but I'm not sure this is the right place for this). This may be
> better placed in the users table. 
> The important fields in the users table are: user_role,
> db_server,db_name, username.  The relation between users and systems is
> many to many.  One system has many user, and one user can have access to
> many systems.   
> I have not had experience in doing slick many to many with dbix, so
> input on this would be great.  I can add system to users relationship to
> formalize the many to many, but have not yet. Do people have opinions on
> mulitpart keys, to they work with DBIx.. etc.  Comments would be
> welcome, and other ideas or models would be considered. 


so if your $system has a many-many called users you can use add_to_users to 
add an entry or set_users(\@users) to set the full list at once.

DBIx::Class was designed to support composite primary, foreign and unique keys 
from the start, so you'll find they work fine.

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