Name

Bric::SOAP::ElementType - SOAP interface to Bricolage element type definitions.

Synopsis

use SOAP::Lite;
import SOAP::Data 'name';

# setup soap object to login with
my $soap = new SOAP::Lite
  uri      => 'http://bricolage.sourceforge.net/Bric/SOAP/Auth',
  readable => DEBUG;
$soap->proxy('http://localhost/soap',
             cookie_jar => HTTP::Cookies->new(ignore_discard => 1));
# login
$soap->login(name(username => USER),
             name(password => PASSWORD));

# set uri for Element type module
$soap->uri('http://bricolage.sourceforge.net/Bric/SOAP/ElementType');

# get a list of all element types
my $element_type_ids = $soap->list_ids()->result;

Description

This module provides a SOAP interface to manipulating Bricolage element types.

Interface

Public Class Methods

list_ids

This method queries the database for matching element types and returns a list of ids. If no element types are found an empty list will be returned.

This method can accept the following named parameters to specify the search. Some fields support matching and are marked with an (M). The value for these fields will be interpreted as an SQL match expression and will be matched case-insensitively. Other fields must specify an exact string to match. Match fields combine to narrow the search results (via ANDs in an SQL WHERE clause).

key_name (M)

The element type's key name.

name (M)

The element type's name.

description (M)

The element type's description.

output_channel

The output channel for the element type.

output_channel_id

The ID of an output channel. Returned will be all ElementType objects that contain this output channel. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

field_name (M)
data_name (M)

The name of an ElementType::Parts::FieldType (field type) object. Returned will be all ElementType objects that reference this particular field type object.

type

The element type's type.

type_id

Match elements of a particular attype.

active

Set to 0 to return inactive as well as active element types.

site_id

Match against the given site_id. May use ANY for a list of possible values.

top_level

Boolean value for top-level (story type and media type) element types.

media

Boolean value for media element types.

paginated

Boolean value for paginated element types.

fixed_uri

Boolean value for fixed URI element types.

related_story

Boolean value for related story element types.

related_media

Boolean value for related media element types.

biz_class_id

The ID of a Bric::Util::Class object representing a business class. The ID must be for a class object representing one of Bric::Biz::Asset::Business::Story, Bric::Biz::Asset::Business::Media, or one of its subclasses.

Throws:

Exception::AP

Side Effects: NONE

Notes: NONE

export

The export method retrieves a set of element types from the database, serializes them and returns them as a single XML document. See Bric::SOAP for the schema of the returned document.

Accepted paramters are:

element_type_id

Specifies a single element_type_id to be retrieved.

element_type_ids

Specifies a list of element_type_ids. The value for this option should be an array of interger "element_type_id" element types.

Throws:

Exception::AP

Side Effects: NONE

Notes: NONE

create

The create method creates new objects using the data contained in an XML document of the format created by export().

Returns a list of new ids created in the order of the assets in the document.

Available options:

document (required)

The XML document containing objects to be created. The document must contain at least one element type object.

Throws:

Exception::AP

Side Effects: NONE

Notes: You cannot directly set the top_level setting. This value is ignored on update and create; instead it is taken from the type setting.

update

The update method updates element type using the data in an XML document of the format created by export(). A common use of update() is to export() a selected element type object, make changes to one or more fields and then submit the changes with update().

Returns a list of new ids created in the order of the assets in the document.

Takes the following options:

document (required)

The XML document where the objects to be updated can be found. The document must contain at least one element types and may contain any number of related element type objects.

update_ids (required)

A list of "element_type_id" integers for the assets to be updated. These must match id attributes on element type elements in the document. If you include objects in the document that are not listed in update_ids then they will be treated as in create(). For that reason an update() with an empty update_ids list is equivalent to a create().

Throws:

Exception::AP

Side Effects: NONE

Notes: You cannot directly update the top_level setting. This value is ignored on update and create; instead it is taken from the type setting.

delete

The delete() method deletes element types. It takes the following options:

element_type_id

Specifies a single element_type_id to be deleted.

element_type_ids

Specifies a list of element_type_ids to delete.

Throws:

Exception::AP

Side Effects: NONE

Notes: NONE

$self->module

Returns the module name, that is the first argument passed to bric_soap.

is_allowed_param
$pkg->is_allowed_param($param, $method)

Returns true if $param is an allowed parameter to the $method method.

Private Class Methods

$pkg->load_asset($args)

This method provides the meat of both create() and update(). The only difference between the two methods is that update_ids will be empty on create().

$pkg->serialize_asset(writer => $writer, element_type_id => $element_id, args => $args)

Serializes a single element type object into a <element_type> element using the given writer and args.

Author

Sam Tregar <stregar@about-inc.com>

See Also

Bric::SOAP