NAME

Config::Model::CheckList - Handle check list element

VERSION

version 2.140

SYNOPSIS

 use Config::Model;

 # define configuration tree object
 my $model = Config::Model->new;
 $model->create_config_class(
    name => "MyClass",

    element => [

        # type check_list uses Config::Model::CheckList
        my_check_list => {
            type   => 'check_list',
            choice => [ 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D' ],
            help   => {
                A => 'A effect is this',
                D => 'D does that',
            }
        },
    ],
 );

 my $inst = $model->instance( root_class_name => 'MyClass' );

 my $root = $inst->config_root;

 # put data
 $root->load( steps => 'my_check_list=A' );

 my $obj = $root->grab('my_check_list');

 my $v = $root->grab_value('my_check_list');
 print "check_list value '$v' with help '", $obj->get_help($v), "'\n";

 # more data
 $obj->check('D');
 $v = $root->grab_value('my_check_list');
 print "check_list new value is '$v'\n";   # prints check_list new value is 'A,D'

DESCRIPTION

This class provides a check list element for a Config::Model::Node. In other words, this class provides a list of booleans items. Each item can be set to 1 or 0.

The available items in the check list can be :

  • A fixed list (with the choice parameter)

  • A dynamic list where the available choice are the keys of another hash of the configuration tree. See "Choice reference" for details.

CONSTRUCTOR

CheckList object should not be created directly.

CheckList model declaration

A check list element must be declared with the following parameters:

type

Always checklist.

choice

A list ref containing the check list items (optional)

refer_to

This parameter is used when the keys of a hash are used to specify the possible choices of the check list. refer_to point to a hash or list element in the configuration tree. See "Choice reference" for details. (optional)

computed_refer_to

Like refer_to, but use a computed value to find the hash or list element in the configuration tree. See "Choice reference" for details. (optional)

default_list

List ref to specify the check list items which are "on" by default. (optional)

ordered

Specify whether the order of checked items must be preserved.

help

Hash ref to provide information on the check list items.

warp

Used to provide dynamic modifications of the check list properties See Config::Model::Warper for details

For example:

  • A check list with help:

     choice_list => {
         type   => 'check_list',
         choice => ['A' .. 'Z'],
         help   => { A => 'A help', E => 'E help' } ,
     },
  • A check list with default values:

     choice_list_with_default => {
         type => 'check_list',
         choice     => ['A' .. 'Z'],
         default_list   => [ 'A', 'D' ],
     },
  • A check list whose available choice and default change depending on the value of the macro parameter:

     warped_choice_list => {
         type => 'check_list',
         warp => {
             follow => '- macro',
             rules  => {
                 AD => {
                     choice => [ 'A' .. 'D' ],
                     default_list => ['A', 'B' ]
                 },
                 AH => { choice => [ 'A' .. 'H' ] },
             }
         }
     },

Introspection methods

The following methods returns the checklist parameter :

refer_to
computed_refer_to

Choice reference

The choice items of a check_list can be given by another configuration element. This other element can be:

  • The keys of a hash

  • Another checklist. In this case only the checked items of the other checklist are available.

This other hash or other checklist is indicated by the refer_to or computed_refer_to parameter. refer_to uses the syntax of the steps parameter of grab(...)

See refer_to parameter.

Reference examples

  • A check list where the available choices are the keys of my_hash configuration parameter:

     refer_to_list => {
         type => 'check_list',
         refer_to => '- my_hash'
     },
  • A check list where the available choices are the checked items of other_check_list configuration parameter:

     other_check_list => {
         type => 'check_list',
         choice => [qw/A B C/]
     },
     refer_to_list => {
         type => 'check_list',
         refer_to => '- other_check_list'
     },
  • A check list where the available choices are the keys of my_hash and my_hash2 and my_hash3 configuration parameter:

     refer_to_3_lists => {
         type => 'check_list',
         refer_to => '- my_hash + - my_hash2   + - my_hash3'
     },
  • A check list where the available choices are the specified choice and the choice of refer_to_3_lists and a hash whose name is specified by the value of the indirection configuration parameter (this example is admittedly convoluted):

     refer_to_check_list_and_choice => {
         type => 'check_list',
         computed_refer_to => {
             formula => '- refer_to_2_list + - $var',
             variables => {
                 var => '- indirection '
             }
         },
         choice  => [qw/A1 A2 A3/],
     },

Methods

get_type

Returns check_list.

cargo_type

Returns 'leaf'.

check

Set choice. Parameter is either a list of choices to set or a list ref and some optional parameter. I.e:

  check (\@list, check => 'skip') ;

check parameter decide on behavior in case of invalid choice value: either die (if yes) or discard bad value (if skip)

uncheck

Unset choice. Parameter is either a list of choices to unset or a list ref and some optional parameter. I.e:

  uncheck (\@list, check => 'skip') ;

check parameter decide on behavior in case of invalid choice value: either die (if yes) or discard bad value (if skip)

is_checked

Parameters: ( choice, [ check => yes|skip ] , [ mode => ... ])

Return 1 if the given choice was set. Returns 0 otherwise.

check parameter decide on behavior in case of invalid choice value: either die (if yes) or discard bad value (if skip)

mode is either: custom standard preset default layered upstream_default

has_data

Return true if the check_list contains a set of checks different from default or upstream default set of check.

get_choice

Returns an array of all items names that can be checked (i.e. that can have value 0 or 1).

get_help

Parameters: (choice_value)

Return the help string on this choice value

get_info

Returns a list of information related to the check list. See "get_info" in Config::Model::Value for more details.

clear

Reset the check list (can also be called as clear_values)

clear_item

Parameters: (choice_value)

Reset an element of the checklist.

get_checked_list_as_hash

Accept a parameter (referred below as mode parameter) similar to mode in "fetch" in Config::Model::Value.

Returns a hash (or a hash ref) of all items. The boolean value is the value of the hash.

Example:

 { A => 0, B => 1, C => 0 , D => 1}

By default, this method returns all items set by the user, or items set in preset mode or checked by default.

With a mode parameter set to a value from the list below, this method returns:

backend

The value written in config file, (ie. set by user or by layered data or preset or default)

custom

The list entered by the user. An empty list is returned if the list of checked items is identical to the list of items checked by default. The whole list of checked items is returned as soon as one item is different from standard value.

preset

The list entered in preset mode

standard

The list set in preset mode or checked by default.

default

The default list (defined by the configuration model)

layered

The list specified in layered mode.

upstream_default

The list implemented by upstream project (defined in the configuration model)

user

The set that is active in the application. (ie. set by user or by layered data or preset or default or upstream_default)

non_upstream_default

The choice set by user or by layered data or preset or default.

get_checked_list

Parameters: ( < mode > )

Returns a list (or a list ref) of all checked items (i.e. all items set to 1).

fetch

Parameters: ( < mode > )

Returns a string listing the checked items (i.e. "A,B,C")

get

Parameters: ( path [, < mode> ] )

Get a value from a directory like path.

Method to check or clear items in the check list

All these methods accept an optional check parameter that can be:

yes

A wrong item to check trigger an exception (default)

skip

A wrong item trigger a warning

no

A wrong item is ignored

set

Parameters: ( path, items_to_set, [ check => [ yes | no | skip ] ] )

Set a checklist with a directory like path. Since a checklist is a leaf, the path should be empty.

The values are a comma separated list of items to set in the check list.

Example :

  $leaf->set('','A,C,Z');
  $leaf->set('','A,C,Z', check => 'skip');

set_checked_list

Set all passed items to checked (1). All other available items in the check list are set to 0.

Example, for a check list that contains A B C and D check items:

  # set cl to A=0 B=1 C=0 D=1
  $cl->set_checked_list('B','D')
  $cl->set_checked_list( [ 'B','D' ])
  $cl->set_checked_list( [ 'B','D' ], check => 'yes')

store_set

Alias to "set_checked_list", so a list and a check_list can use the same store method

store

Set all items listed in a string to checked. The items must be separated by commas. All other available items in the check list are set to 0.

Example:

  $cl->store('B, D')
  $cl->store( value => 'B,C' )
  $cl->store( value => 'B,C', check => 'yes' )

load

Alias to "store".

set_checked_list_as_hash

Set check_list items. Missing items in the given hash of parameters are cleared (i.e. set to undef).

Example for a check list containing A B C D

  $cl->set_checked_list_as_hash( { A => 1, B => 0} , check => 'yes' )
  # result A => 1 B => 0 , C and D are undef

load_data

Load items as an array or hash ref. Array is forwarded to set_checked_list , and hash is forwarded to set_checked_list_as_hash.

Example:

 $cl->load_data(['A','B']) # cannot use check param here
 $cl->load_data( data => ['A','B'])
 $cl->load_data( data => ['A','B'], check => 'yes')
 $cl->load_data( { A => 1, B => 1 } )
 $cl->load_data( data => { A => 1, B => 1 }, check => 'yes')

is_bad_mode

Accept a mode parameter. This function checks if the mode is accepted by "fetch" method. Returns an error message if not. For instance:

 if (my $err = $val->is_bad_mode('foo')) {
    croak "my_function: $err";
 }

This method is intented as a helper ti avoid duplicating the list of accepted modes for functions that want to wrap fetch methods (like Config::Model::Dumper or Config::Model::DumpAsData)

Ordered checklist methods

All the methods below are valid only for ordered checklists.

swap

Parameters: ( choice_a, choice_b)

Swap the 2 given choice in the list. Both choice must be already set.

move_up

Parameters: ( choice )

Move the choice up in the checklist.

move_down

Parameters: ( choice )

Move the choice down in the checklist.

AUTHOR

Dominique Dumont, (ddumont at cpan dot org)

SEE ALSO

Config::Model, Config::Model::Instance, Config::Model::Node, Config::Model::AnyId, Config::Model::ListId, Config::Model::HashId, Config::Model::Value

AUTHOR

Dominique Dumont

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is Copyright (c) 2005-2020 by Dominique Dumont.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 2.1, February 1999