Name

Bric::Biz::Asset::Template - Template assets

Synopsis

# Creation of Objects
$fa = Bric::Biz::Asset::Template->new( $init )
$fa = Bric::Biz::Asset::Template->lookup( { id => $id })
($fa_list || @fas) = Bric::Biz::Asset::Template->list( $param )
($faid_list || @fa_ids) = Bric::Biz::Asset::Template->list_ids( $param )

# get / set the data that is contained with in
$fa = $fa->set_data()
$data = $fa->get_data()

# get the file name that this will be deployed to
$file_name = $fa->get_file_name()

# get / set the date that this will activate
$date = $fa->get_deploy_date()
$fa = $fa->set_deploy_date($date)

# get the output channel that this is associated with
$output_channel_id = $fa->get_output_channel__id()

# get the asset type that this is associated with
$element_type_id = $fa->get_element_type_id()

# get the category that this is associated with
$category_id = $fa->get_category_id()

# Methods Inheriated from Bric::Biz::Asset

# Class Methods
$key_name = Bric::Biz::Asset->key_name()
%priorities = Bric::Biz::Asset->list_priorities()
$data = Bric::Biz::Asset->my_meths

# looking up of objects
($asset_list || @assets) = Bric::Biz::Asset->list( $param )

# General information
$asset       = $asset->get_id()
$asset       = $asset->set_name($name)
$name        = $asset->get_name()
$asset       = $asset->set_description($description)
$description = $asset->get_description()
$priority    = $asset->get_priority()
$asset       = $asset->set_priority($priority)

# User information
$usr_id      = $asset->get_user__id()
$modifier    = $asset->get_modifier()

# Version information
$vers        = $asset->get_version();
$vers_id     = $asset->get_version_id();
$current     = $asset->get_current_version();
$checked_out = $asset->get_checked_out()

# Expire Data Information
$asset       = $asset->set_expire_date($date)
$expire_date = $asset->get_expire_date()

# Desk information
$desk        = $asset->get_current_desk;
$asset       = $asset->set_current_desk($desk);

# Workflow methods.
$id    = $asset->get_workflow_id;
$obj   = $asset->get_workflow_object;
$asset = $asset->set_workflow_id($id);

# Access note information
$asset         = $asset->set_note($note);
my $note       = $asset->get_note;
my $notes_href = $asset->get_notes()

# Access active status
$asset            = $asset->deactivate()
$asset            = $asset->activate()
($asset || undef) = $asset->is_active()

$asset = $asset->save()

# returns all the groups this is a member of
($grps || @grps) = $asset->get_grp_ids()

Description

This has changed, it will need to be updated in a bit

Interface

Constructors

$fa = Bric::Biz::Asset::Template->new( $initial_state )

Constructs a new template.

Supported Keys:

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$template = Bric::Biz::Template->lookup( $param )

Returns an object that matches the parameters

Supported Keys

id

A template asset ID.

version

Pass to request a specific version otherwise the most current will be returned.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

Inherited from Bric::Biz::Asset.

($fa_list || @fas) = Bric::Biz::Asset::Template->list( $criteria )

Returns a list or anonymous array of Bric::Biz::Asset::Template objects based on the search parameters passed via an anonymous hash. The supported lookup keys are:

name

The name of a template. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

title

Same as name.

file_name

The file name of a template. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

description

Template description. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

id

The template ID. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

exclude_id

A template ID to exclude from the list. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

version

The template version number. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

version_id

The ID of a version of a template. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

active

Defaults to true

user_id

If defined will return the versions checked out to the user with this id. Otherwise , unless checked_out is passed, it will return the most current non-checked out versions.

site_id

Returns a list of templates associated with a given site ID. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

site

Returns a list of templates associated with a given site name. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

category_id

Returns a list of templates in the category represented by a category ID. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

deployed_version

Returns the versions of the templates as they were last deployed. The checked_out parameter will be ignored if this parameter is passed a true value.

published_version

An alias for deployed_version.

category_uri

Returns a list of templates with a given category URI. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

checked_out

Indicates whether to list templates that are checked out or not. If "0", then only non-checked out templates will be returned. If "1", then only checked-out templates will be returned. If "all", then the checked_out attributed will be ignored (unless the user__id parameter is passed).

checked_in

If passed a true value, this parameter causes the checked in version of the most current version of the template to be returned. When a template is checked out, there are two instances of the current version: the one checked in last, and the one currently being edited. When the checked_in parameter is a true value, then the instance last checked in is returned, rather than the instance currently checked out. This is useful for users who do not currently have a template checked out and wish to see the template as of the last check in, rather than as currently being worked on in the current checkout. If a template is not currently checked out, this parameter has no effect.

return_versions

Will return all the versions of the given templates

element_type_id

Returns a list of templates associated with a given element type ID. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

element_key_name

Returns a list of templates associated with an element with the given key name. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

tplate_type

Return a list of templates of the given template type. The supported types are defined by the constants ELEMENT_TEMPLATE, <CCATEGORY_TEMPLATE>, and UTILITY_TEMPLATE.

note

Returns templates with a note matching the value associated with any of their versions. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

workflow_id

Return a list of templates in the workflow represented by the workflow ID. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

desk_id

Returns a list of templates on a desk with the given ID. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

output_channel_id

Returns a list of templates associated with a given output channel ID. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

priority

Returns a list of templates associated with a given priority value. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

deploy_status

Boolean value indicating whether to return deployed or undeployed templates.

deploy_date_start

Returns a list of templates last deployed on or after a given date/time.

deploy_date_end

Returns a list of templates last deployed on or before a given date/time.

expire_date_start

Returns a list of templates with a expire date on or after a given date/time.

expire_date_end

Returns a list of templates with a expire date on or before a given date/time.

grp_id

Returns a list of templates that are members of the group with the specified group ID. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

active

Boolean indicating whether to return active or inactive templates.

simple

Triggers a single OR search that hits name and file name.

Order

A property name or array reference of property names to order by.

OrderDirection

The direction in which to order the records, either "ASC" for ascending (the default) or "DESC" for descending. This value is applied to the property specified by the Order parameter, and may also be an array reference. If no value is supplied for any Order property name, it will default to ascending.

Limit

A maximum number of objects to return. If not specified, all objects that match the query will be returned.

Offset

The number of objects to skip before listing the remaining objcts or the number of objects specified by Limit.

Throws: NONE.

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes:

Inherited from Bric::Biz::Asset.

Destructors

$template->DESTROY

Dummy method to prevent wasting time trying to AUTOLOAD DESTROY.

Public Class Methods

($ids || @ids) = Bric::Biz::Asset::Template->list_ids($param)

Returns an unordered list or array reference of template object IDs that match the criteria defined. The criteria are the same as those for the list() method except for Order and OrderDirection, which list_ids() ignore.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

Inherited from Bric::Biz::Asset.

my $key_name = Bric::Biz::Asset::Template->key_name()

Returns the key name of this class.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$meths = Bric::Biz::Asset::Template->my_meths
(@meths || $meths_aref) = Bric::Biz::Asset::Formattiong->my_meths(TRUE)
my (@meths || $meths_aref) = Bric::Biz:::Asset::Template->my_meths(0, TRUE)

Returns an anonymous hash of introspection data for this object. If called with a true argument, it will return an ordered list or anonymous array of introspection data. If a second true argument is passed instead of a first, then a list or anonymous array of introspection data will be returned for properties that uniquely identify an object (excluding id, which is assumed).

Each hash key is the name of a property or attribute of the object. The value for a hash key is another anonymous hash containing the following keys:

name

The name of the property or attribute. Is the same as the hash key when an anonymous hash is returned.

disp

The display name of the property or attribute.

get_meth

A reference to the method that will retrieve the value of the property or attribute.

get_args

An anonymous array of arguments to pass to a call to get_meth in order to retrieve the value of the property or attribute.

set_meth

A reference to the method that will set the value of the property or attribute.

set_args

An anonymous array of arguments to pass to a call to set_meth in order to set the value of the property or attribute.

type

The type of value the property or attribute contains. There are only three types:

short
date
blob
len

If the value is a 'short' value, this hash key contains the length of the field.

search

The property is searchable via the list() and list_ids() methods.

req

The property or attribute is required.

props

An anonymous hash of properties used to display the property or attribute. Possible keys include:

type

The display field type. Possible values are

text
textarea
password
hidden
radio
checkbox
select
length

The Length, in letters, to display a text or password field.

maxlength

The maximum length of the property or value - usually defined by the SQL DDL.

rows

The number of rows to format in a textarea field.

cols

The number of columns to format in a textarea field.

vals

An anonymous hash of key/value pairs representing the values and display names to use in a select list.

Throws: NONE.

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

my $tplate_type = Bric::Biz::Asset::Template->get_tplate_type_code($str)

Returns the template type number for a string value as returned by get_tplate_type_string().

Throws: NONE.

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

my $wf_type = Bric::Biz::Asset::Template->workflow_type

Returns the value of the Bric::Biz::Workflow TEMPLATE_WORKFLOW constant.

Public Instance Methods

$template = $template->set_deploy_date($date)
$template = $template->set_cover_date($date)

Sets the deployment date for this template

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$date = $template->get_deploy_date()
$date = $template->get_cover_date()

Returns the deploy date set upon this template

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$status = $template->get_deploy_status()
$template = $template->get_publish_status()

Returns the deploy status of the template asset

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

this will return the deploy date

$template = $template->set_deploy_status()
$template = $template->set_publish_status()

sets the deploy status for this template

Throws:

NONE

Side Effect:

NONE

Notes:

This is really the deploy date

$uri = $template->get_uri

Returns the URI for the template. This differs from the file_name in that the latter uses the semantics of your local file system.w

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$file_name = $template->get_file_name()

Returns the file path of this template.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$file_name = $template->get_title()

An alias for get_file_name().

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$name = $template->get_output_channel_name;

Return the name of the output channel.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$oc = $template->get_output_channel;
$oc = $template->get_primary_oc;

Return the output channel associated with this Template asset. The get_primary_oc() alias is provided to be compatible with business assets.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

my $tplate_type_string = $template->get_tplate_type_string

Returns a the stringified name of the template type attribute.

Throws: NONE.

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$name = $template->get_element_name;

Return the name of the element associated with this object.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$key_name = $template->get_element_key_name;

Return the key name of the element associated with this object.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$at_obj = $template->get_element_type

Return the element type object for this template asset.

Throws: NONE.

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: get_element() has been deprecated in favor of this method.

$fa = $fa->set_category_id($id)

Sets the category id for this template asset

Throws:

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$fa = $fa->get_cagetory_id

Get the category ID for this template asset.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$fa = $fa->get_category

Returns the category object that has been associated with this template asset.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$fa = $fa->get_cagetory_path

Returns the path from the category

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$fa = $fa->get_cagetory_name

Get the category name of the category object associated with this template asset.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$template = $template->set_data( $data )

Set the main data for the template asset. In future incarnations there might be more data points that surround this, but not for now.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$data = $template->get_data()

Returns the chunk of text that makes up this template.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$format = $format->checkout($param);

This will create a flag to add a new record to the instance table

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

($fa || undef) = $fa->is_current()

Return whether this is the most current version or not.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$fa = $fa->cancel()

This cancles a checkout. This will delete the record from the database

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$fa = $fa->revert()

This will take an older version and copy its data to this version

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$fa = $fa->save()

this will update or create a record in the database

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

Private

Private Instance Methods

$cat_obj = $self->_get_category_object()

Returns the category object that this is associated with

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$self = $self->_insert_template();

Inserts a row into the template table that represents a new template Asset.

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$self = $self->_insert_instance()

Inserts a row associated with an instance of a template asset

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$self = $self->_update_template()

Updates the template table

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$self = $self->_update_instance()

Updates the row related to the instance of the template asset

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$self = $self->_delete_template()

Removes the row associated with this template asset from the database

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

$self = $self->_delete_instance()

Removes the instance specific row from the database

Throws:

NONE

Side Effects:

NONE

Notes:

NONE

my $uri = $self->_build_file_name($file_type, $name, $cat);

Builds the file name for a template. If $file_type, $name, or $cat are not passed, they'll be fetched (or for $file_type, computed) from $self.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

Private Functions

my $name = $set_elem->($init)

Sets the name of the template based on an element association.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

my $name = $set_util->($init)

Sets the name of the template as a utility template, based on the name parameter.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

Notes

NONE

Author

michael soderstrom - miraso@pacbell.net

See Also

Bric, Bric::Biz::Asset