DBIx::Class::Migration::PostgresqlSandbox - Autocreate a postgresql sandbox


    use DBIx::Class::Migration;

    my $migration = DBIx::Class::Migration->new(



This automatically creates a postgresql sandbox in your target_dir that you can use for initial prototyping, development and demonstration. If you want to use this, you will need to add Test::Postgresql58 to your Makefile.PL or your dist.ini file, and get that installed properly. It also requires that you have Postgresql installed locally (although Postgresql does not need to be running, as long as we can find in $PATH the binary installation). If your copy of Postgresql is not installed in a normal location, you might need to locally alter $PATH so that we can find it. For example, on my Mac, the path to Postgresql binaries are at /Library/PostgreSQL/bin so you can alter the PATH for a single command like so:

    PATH=Library/PostgreSQL/bin:$PATH [command]

Or, if you are using Postgresql a lot, you can edit your .bashrc to make the above permanent.

NOTE: You might find installing DBD::Pg to be easier if you edit the $PATH before trying to install it.

In addition to the Postgresql sandbox, we create several helper scripts start, stop and use which can be used to start, stop and open shell level access to you mysql sandbox. dump lets you easily access pg_dump and config is a Perl library that returns a hashref of the connection info, which is suitable to use in DBIx::Class Schema connect.

These helper scripts will be located in a child directory of your target_dir (which defaults to share under your project root directory). For example:


If your schema class is MyApp::Schema you should see helper scripts like



This give you a system for installing a sandbox locally for development, starting and stopping it for use (for example in a web application like one you might create with Catalyst) and for using it by opening a native psql shell (such as if you wish to review the database manually, and run native SQL queries).


DBIx::Class::Migration, DBD::Pg, Test::Postgresql58.


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