[Dbix-class] Get table name from ResultSet class?

neil.lunn neil at mylunn.id.au
Tue Sep 13 01:06:53 GMT 2011

Was there some reason that this was not good enough for your purposes:
okbook.pod#Creating_DDL_SQL =


If you really need something more complex than that then you need to be =

looking at the ResultSource objects rather than the ResultSet. Or use =

them direct as I really don't think you need an active connection to do =

this, unless you are trying to do some sort of schema deploy on connect.


use My::Schema::Result::MyTable;
print My::Schema::Result::MyTable->table();

or any other accessor that is valid for the ResultSource is always going =

to work in any way you basically do that.

On 13/09/2011 10:28 AM, Lyle Kopnicky wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm pretty new to DBIx::Class. I'm working on a project where I'm =

> mainly using DBIx::Class as a way to get metadata for the tables, then =

> use that to generate DDL. The DDL I'm generating is kind of complex =

> and isn't handled very well by SQL::Abstract.
> I tried hanging code off of the Result classes to generate the DDL, =

> and that works fine, except it means I have to import the Result =

> classes directly, and then they were not connected to a database, so =

> they couldn't provide a dbh.
> So instead I tried getting a ResultSource or ResultSet from the schema =

> that was already connected to a database. But then I don't have access =

> to the methods I added to the Result object.
> So I tried creating a parallel set of ResultSet objects and adding my =

> custom methods there. Then I was able to access the methods from the =

> ResultSet, but they could no longer access the table method to get the =

> table name.
> How can I get the table name from the ResultSet? Is it purposely hidden?
> -- =

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