[Dbix-class] applying row level methods via Schema::Loader

Jess Robinson castaway at desert-island.me.uk
Wed Jul 4 13:11:01 GMT 2007

On Tue, 3 Jul 2007, apv wrote:

> I never got around to trying Schema::Loader till now. It's terrific. I 
> swapped out 10 table classes or whatever with one and it works exactly as it 
> should.
> The thing I want to still be able to do is apply a method to all the table 
> classes, specifically a created field stamp of NOW(). I'm on an older mysql 
> for this project so I can't use triggers. There are dates before the epoch so 
> I'm using DATETIME. This is what I want to do--
> sub new {
>    my ( $class, $attrs ) = @_;
>    $attrs->{created} = \"NOW()" unless $attrs->{created};
>    $class->next::method($attrs);
> }
> Is there a way to get that in all the auto-generated table classes without 
> voodoo? With? Better idea?

Why not use a field type of TIMESTAMP, which in older mysqls (and in new 
ones if you hit the right config buttons), always auto-fills with current 
date/time when you create a new row.

As for voodoo: Loader has, iirc, an "additional_base_class" config option, 
so create a base class and use it?


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