[Catalyst] Serialized data with HTML::FormHandler and DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::Serializer

Dmitry L. dim0xff at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 12:14:01 GMT 2011


May be http://www.catalystframework.org/calendar/2009/3 is what you need.
Look at the end of paragraph "The Editing Form" 

On 17 of October 2011 12:19:20 Het�nyi Csaba wrote:
> Dear Friends
> First of all, please forgive me for this newbie question! I know, that
> my problem is not too Catalyst specific,
> but i can't find help other ways, and i know that there is a lot of
> helpful person on this list :)
> I have a db table, which holds a lot of common data placed in individual
> columns,
> but in the same table i'd like to store some various specialized data,
> and don't want to
> create other tables to hold this data.
> The various datas coming from various forms.
> So i'd like to use a serialized table column with HTML::FormHandler.
> I found the excellent:
> DBIx::Class::InflateColumn::Serializer
> and i can use it for store perl hash datastructure to one table column.
> (with "before 'update_model' ")
> My problem is, that i need to get this data (or the de-serialized perl
> data struct) in the HFH form class,
> to make the default value to a form field, but i don't know how to
> access the original or de-serialized value in the form class.
> Thank You in advance!

//wbr, Dmitry L.

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