Name

Bric::Biz::Org::Source - Manages content sources.

Synopsis

use Bric::Biz::Org::Source;

# Constructors.
my $src = Bric::Biz::Org::Source->new($init);
$src = Bric::Biz::Org::Source->lookup({ id => $id });
my @srces = Bric::Biz::Org::Source->list($params);

# Class methods.
my @sids = Bric::Biz::Org::Source->list_ids($params);
my $meths = Bric::Biz::Org::Source->my_meths;

# Instance Methods.
my $id = $src->get_id;
my $org_id = $src->get_org_id;
$src = $src->set_org($org);
my $src_name = $src->get_source_name;
$src = $src->set_source_name($src_name);
my $desc = $src->get_description;
$src = $src->set_description($desc);
my $expire = $src->get_expire;
$src = $src->set_expire($expire);

$src = $src->activate;
$src = $src->deactivate;
print "Active: ", $src->is_active ? 'Yes' : 'No', "\n";

$src = $src->save;

Description

This class manages asset sources. A source is an organization that provides content, such as a wire service or a syndicate. Thus, each source object is a kind of organization, and inherits all of an relevant data accessors, including those for addresses.

This class adds three basic data points to the organization: A description, an expire, and an active flag. The description is a simple free-text description of the source. The expire property is a simple integer representing the number of days an asset provided by a given source may be used before it must be removed as content. The active flag is just like any other active flag, except that it is separate from the Bric::Biz::Org active flag. Thus a Bric::Biz::Org::Source object may be deactivated while its parent Bric::Biz::Org object remains active.

Interface

Constructors

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

Instantiates a Bric::Biz::Org::Source object. An anonymous hash of initial values may be passed. The supported initial value keys are:

The new source will be active by default. Call $src->save() to save the new object.

Throws: NONE.

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

my $src = Bric::Biz::Org::Source->lookup({ id => $id })
my $src = Bric::Biz::Org::Source->lookup({ source_name => $source_name })

Looks up and instantiates a new Bric::Biz::Org::Source object based on the Bric::Biz::Org::Source object ID or name passed. If $id or $name is not found in the database, lookup() returns undef.

Throws:

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

Notes: NONE.

my (@srcs || $srcs_aref) = Bric::Biz::Org::Source->list($params)

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

id

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

name

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

long_name

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

source_name

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

description

A description of the source May use ANY for a list of possible values.

expire

The number of days until documents from the source should be expired. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

org_id

The ID for a Bric::Biz::Org object with which sources may be associated. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

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::Source object with data from the database before returning them all.

Notes: NONE.

Destructors

$src->DESTROY

Dummy method to prevent wasting time trying to AUTOLOAD DESTROY.

Throws: NONE.

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

Public Class Methods

my (@src_ids || $src_ids_aref) = Bric::Biz::Org::Source->list_ids($params)

Returns a list or anonymous array of Bric::Biz::Org::Source object IDs based on the search criteria passed via an anonymous hash. The supported lookup keys are the same as those for list().

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

my $meths = Bric::Biz::Org::Source->my_meths
my (@meths || $meths_aref) = Bric::Biz::Org::Source->my_meths(TRUE)
my (@meths || $meths_aref) = Bric::Biz::Org::Source->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

Besides the methods inherited from Bric::Biz::Org, Bric::Biz::Org::Source offers accessors relevant to source-specific data.

my $id = $src->get_id

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

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: If the Bric::Biz::Org::Source 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 $org_id = $src->get_org_id

Returns the ID of the Bric::Biz::Org object from which this source object inherits.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$self = $src->set_org($org)

Sets the ID representing Bric::Biz::Org object from which this Bric::Biz::Org::Source object inherits.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

my $source_name = $src->get_source_name

Returns the source_name of this source.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$self = $src->set_source_name($source_name)

Sets the source_name of this source.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

my $description = $src->get_description

Returns the description of this source.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$self = $src->set_description($description)

Sets the description of this source, converting any non-Unix line endings.

Throws: NONE.

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

my $expire = $src->get_expire

Returns the number of days before assets associated with this source expire.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

$self = $src->set_expire($expire)

Sets the number of days before assets associated with this source expire. Set this value to 0 (zero) to prevent assets provided by this source from ever expiring.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

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$self = $src->activate

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

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: A Bric::Biz::Org::Source object's active status is not inherited from Bric::Biz::Org. A Bric::Biz::Org::Source object may be deactivated while its parent Bric::Biz::Org object remains active.

$self = $src->deactivate

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

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: See activate() above.

$self = $src->is_active

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

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: See activate() above.

my (@gids || $gids_aref) = $u->get_grp_ids
my (@gids || $gids_aref) = Bric::Biz::Person::User->get_grp_ids

Returns a list or anonymous array of Bric::Biz::Group object ids representing the groups of which this Bric::Biz::Org::Source object is a member.

Throws: See Bric::Util::Grp::list().

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: This method returns the group IDs for the current object both as a Bric::Biz::Org object and as a Bric::Biz::Org::Source object. [Actually, I've commented this out for now, since it seems more likely at this point that we'll want only the source group IDs, not also the organization IDs. We can uncomment this later if we decide we need it, though.]

$self = $src->save

Saves any changes to the Bric::Biz::Org::Source object. Returns $self on success and undef on failure.

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

Private

Private Class Methods

NONE.

Private Instance Methods

NONE.

Private Functions

my $src_aref = &$get_em( $pkg, $params )
my $src_ids_aref = &$get_em( $pkg, $params, 1 )

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

Throws:

Side Effects: NONE.

Notes: NONE.

Notes

NONE.

Author

David Wheeler <david@justatheory.com>

See Also

Bric