[Catalyst] Using Catalyst on MS SQL DB that has tables with no primary keys

Derek W derekwrobel at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 19:53:27 GMT 2012

Ah, you meant just on Catalyst side, to tell it that the id column is
the primary.  I didn't think of that.  Thanks!  I'll give that a shot.

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 11:40 AM, Robert Wohlfarth
<rbwohlfarth at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 1:31 PM, Derek W <derekwrobel at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thanks, I figured that would probably fix it, but the problem is I am
>> not allowed to make any changes to the DB structure itself.  I suppose
>> I need to convince them why it's in the best interest to have a
>> primary key...
> You can set the primary key in the schema file. For example, add a line like
> __PACKAGE__->set_primary_key( "id" ); to lib/MyApp/Schema/Result/MyTable.pm.
> You do not need to change the database. DBIx::Class will then use id
> whenever it wants a primary key.
> --
> Robert Wohlfarth
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