[Dbix-class] Re: Using DBIx::Class to copy data between different RDBMS

Phillip Moore w.phillip.moore at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 21:25:24 GMT 2009

Well, I did some experimenting, and it appears that it IS almost as
simple as thought.

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 2:54 PM, Phillip Moore <w.phillip.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a DBIx::Class application that manages a lot of metadata for a
> global configuration management system.   A lot of this data is
> relatively static, and I want to be able to code some utilities that
> can access this data without granting those applications direct access
> to the RDBMS where the data is managed (MySQL or Oracle).
> Since DBIx::Class works with SQLite, myplan was to define the same
> schema definitions in a SQLite database, distribute that globally so
> that there are local copies in each of my remote data centers, and
> then use the same DBIx::Class API to access the data.   The only
> difference would be that the DBI connection string will specify the
> SQLite file (which will be accessed via a readonly NFS mount, FWIW),
> instead of the master read/write MySQL or Oracle database.
> I've written all the code to implement this, and after wasting my time
> with DBD::AnyData (which can convert FROM a DBI source, but not TO a
> DBI source :-( ), now I've got code that just creates two schema
> objects: one for the source database (MySQL/Oracle) and one for the
> target database (SQLite).
> It seems to me there should be a relatively easy way, for a given
> DBIx::Class::ResultSet, to get all the rows from the source database,
> and insert them into the target.   I can't figure it out.   I've got
> something like this:
> my $schema_in = $class->connect( <<arguments for the source database >> );
> my $schema_out = $class->connect( <<arguments for the target database >> );
> foreach my $source ( $schema_in->sources ) {
>    my $rs_in = $schema_in->resultset( $source );
>    my $rs_out = $schema_out->resultset $source );
>    my @rows = $rs_in->all;
>    $rs_out->delete_all;
>    # OK..... Now what?
> }
> FWIW, I'm regenerating the contents from scratch, so one of the things
> I do is empty out the target table, and my intention was just to
> insert all the rows from the source, without worrying about (a) if
> they are present or not, and (b) deleting stale records.
> Each element of @rows is a DBIx::Class::Row object, but I can't just
> pass that to $rs_out->create().  From what I can see, I would need to
> enumerate the columns, by name, and create a hashref for the create()
> method.  I can see how to do that, but I am suspecting there's a much
> simpler way to accomplish this.
> Groping the dbic docs hasn't produced any hints.
> Suggestions?

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