Name

Bric::Biz::Org - Bricolage Interface to Organizations

Synopsis

# Constructors.
my $org = Bric::Biz::Org->new;
my $org = Bric::Biz::Org->lookup({ id => $id });
my @orgs = Bric::Biz::Org->list($search_href);

# Class Methods.
my @org_ids = Bric::Biz::Org->list_ids($search_href);

# Instance Methods.
my $id = $org->get_id;
my $name = $org->get_name($name);
$org = $org->set_name($name);
my $long_name = $org->get_long_name($long_name);
$org = $org->set_long_name($long_name);

$org = $org->activate;
$org = $org->deactivate;
$org = $org->is_active;

my $porg = $org->add_object($person);

my @addr = $org->get_addr;
my $addr = $org->new_addr;
$org = $org->del_addr;

$org->save;

Description

This class represents organizations in Bricolage. Organizations may be the companies for whom a person represented by a Bric::Biz::Person object works, or an organization that owns the rights to a given asset, or with whom a product is associated (this last use will be included in a future version).

The primary use for Bric::Biz::Org as of this writing, however, is to associate people (Bric::Biz::Person objects) with companies and their addresses. These associations are created by the Bric::Biz::Org add_object() method, and by the Bric::Biz::Org::Person subclass it returns. See Bric::Biz::Org::Person for its additions to the Bric::Biz::Org API.

Interface

Constructors

$org = Bric::Biz::Org->new
my $org = Bric::Biz::Org->new($init)

Instantiates a Bric::Biz::Org object. A hashref of initial values may be passed. The supported intial value keys are:

Call $org->save to save the new object.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

my $org = Bric::Biz::Org->lookup({ id => $id })

Looks up and instantiates a new Bric::Biz::Org object based on the Bric::Biz::Org object ID passed. If $id is not found in the database, lookup() returns undef. If the ID is found more than once, lookup() throws an exception. This should not happen.

Throws:

Side Effects: If $id is found, populates the new Bric::Biz::Org object with data from the database before returning it.

Notes: NONE.

my (@orgs || $orgs_aref) = Bric::Biz::Org->list($params)

Returns a list or anonymous array of Bric::Biz::Org objects based on the search criteria passed via a hashref. The lookup searches are case-insensitive. The supported lookup parameter keys are:

id

Organization ID. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

name

The organization's name. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

long_name

The long name of the organization. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

personal

A boolean indicating whether or not the oganization is a person.

grp_id

A Bric::Util::Grp::Keyword object ID. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

Throws:

Side Effects: Populates each Bric::Biz::Org object with data from the database before returning them all.

Notes: This method is overridden by the list() method of the Bric::Biz::Org::Person class.

Destructors

$org->DESTROY

Dummy method to prevent wasting time trying to AUTOLOAD DESTROY.

Throws: NONE.

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

Public Class Methods

my (@org_ids || $org_ids_aref) = Bric::Biz::Org->list_ids($params)

Functionally identical to list(), but returns Bric::Biz::Org object IDs rather than objects. See list() for a description of its interface.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$meths = Bric::Biz::Org >my_meths
(@meths || $meths_aref) = Bric::Biz::Org->my_meths(TRUE)
my (@meths || $meths_aref) = Bric::Biz::Org->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 reprsenting the values and display names to use in a select list.

Throws: NONE.

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

Public Instance Methods

my $id = $org->get_id

Returns the ID of the Bric::Biz::Org object.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: If the Bric::Biz::Org object has been instantiated via the new() constructor and has not yet been saved, the object will not yet have an ID, so this method call will return undef.

my $name = $org->get_name

Returns the common name for the Bric::Biz::Org object.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$self = $org->set_name($name)

Sets the common name of the Bric::Biz::Org object. Returns $self on success and undef on failure.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

my $long_name = $org->get_long_name

Returns the formal name for the Bric::Biz::Org object.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$self = $org->set_long_name($long_name)

Sets the formal name for the Bric::Biz::Org object. Returns $self on success And Undef on failure

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$self = $org->activate

Activates the Bric::Biz::Org object. Call $org->save to make the change persistent. Bric::Biz::Org objects instantiated by new() are active by default.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$self = $org->deactivate

Deactivates (deletes) the Bric::Biz::Org object. Call $org->save to make the change persistent.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$self = $org->is_active

Returns $self if the Bric::Biz::Org object is active, and undef if it is not.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$self = $org->is_personal

Returns $self if the Bric::Biz::Org object is personal, and undef if it is not. By personal I mean that it is directly related to an individual person, and all the addresses are associated with that person. This setting cannot be changed; it is set to true for the personal organization created for a person whenever a person is created.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

my $obj_org = $org->add_object($object)

Associates a Bricolage object with the Bric::Biz::Org object, returning the relevant subclassed Bric::Biz::Org object. See the Bric::Biz::Org::* subclasses for the relevant methods for associating specific Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Addresses with other Bricolage objects.

Throws:

Side Effects: Returns a subclassed Bric::Biz::Org object with methods for managing the association with the Bricolage object. Currently, only Bric::Biz::Person objects may be passed, thus returning Bric::Biz::Org::Person objects.

Notes: NONE.

my (@addr || $addr_aref) = $org->get_addr
my (@addr || $addr_aref) = $org->get_addr(@address_ids)

Returns a list of Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address objects. Returns an empty list when there are no addresses associated with this object, and undef upon failure. See the Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address documentation for its API.

Throws:

Side Effects: Stores the list of Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address objects internally in the Bric::Biz::Org object the first time it or any other address method is called on a given Bric::Biz::Org instance.

Notes: Changes made to Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address objects retreived from this method can be persistently saved to the database only by calling the Bric::Biz::Org object's save() method.

my $address = $org->new_addr

Adds and returns a new Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address object associated with the Bric::Biz::Org object. Pass in an optional list of parameters for attributes to be assigned to the object. Returns undef on failure. See Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address for its API.

Throws:

Side Effects: Uses Bric::Util::Coll internally.

Notes: Changes made to $address objects retreived from this method can be persistently saved to the database only by calling the Bric::Biz::Org object's save() method.

my $self = $org->del_addr
my $self = $org->del_addr(@address_ids)

If called with no arguments, deletes all Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address objects associated with the Bric::Biz::Org object. Pass Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address object IDs to delete only those Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address objects.

Throws:

Side Effects: Deletes the Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address objects from the Bric::Biz::Org object's internal structure, but retains a list of the IDs. These will be used to delete the Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address objects from the database when $org->save is called, then are deleted from the Bric::Biz::Org object's internal structure. The Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address objects will not actually be deleted from the database until $org->save is called.

Notes: If called with a list of Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address object IDs, del_address() will only delete those address object if they're associated with the current Bric::Biz::Org object.

$self = $org->save

Saves any changes to the Bric::Biz::Org object, including changes to associated address (Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address) objects. Returns $self on success and undef on failure.

Throws:

Side Effects: Cleans out internal cache of Bric::Biz::Org::Parts::Address objects to reflect what is in the database.

Notes: NONE.

Private

Private Class Methods

NONE.

Private Instance Methods

NONE.

Private Functions

my $orgs_aref = &$get_em( $pkg, $search_href )
my $org_ids_aref = &$get_em( $pkg, $search_href, 1 )

Function used by lookup() and list() to return a list of Bric::Biz::Org objects or, if called with an optional third argument, returns a list of Bric::Biz::Org object IDs (used by list_ids()).

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

my $addr_col = &$get_addr_coll($self)

Returns the collection of addresses for this organization. The collection is a Bric::Util::Coll::Addr object. See that class and its parent, Bric::Util::Coll, for interface details.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

Notes

NONE.

Author

David Wheeler <david@justatheory.com>

See Also

Bric, Bric::Biz::Person