[html-formfu] DBIx::Class::HTML::FormFu

Mario Minati mario.minati at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 19 11:27:19 GMT 2007

On Wednesday 19 September 2007 11:36:29 Cosmin Budrica wrote:
> $relationship->populate_from_formfu(
>         $form,
> );
> Works great, but what if I have another column in database that is not
> present on the form? Like an auto generated password.
> How do I add a value to it?
> Could always do after populating $relationship with an update, but that
> messes the "not null" constraint that a password should have.

At the moment you have the option to prefill your record, when created 
with 'new', what doesn't meet your question.

The second possibility is to do these common processings inside of your DBIC 
modell class y either overwriting 'update' yourself or using on the 
DBIC::Class modules available on CPAN for digesting your data before the 
update is being made.
I do that for UUIDs on my rows.

A third way is to include a hidden field in the form for which you change the 
param value by hand before calling 'populate_from_formfu' which I would 
consider to be an *ugly* hack.

An other possibility would be to define a callback for params digesting in the 
call to 'populate_from_formfu' which is not coded jet - but you are welcome 
to take care of that.


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