SQL::Translator::Filter::Globals - Add global fields and indices to all tables.


  # e.g. Add timestamp field to all tables.
  use SQL::Translator;

  my $sqlt = SQL::Translator->new(
      from => 'MySQL',
      to   => 'MySQL',
      filters => [
        Globals => {
            fields => [
                    name => 'modified'
                    data_type => 'TIMESTAMP'
            indices => [
                    fields => 'modifed',
            constraints => [
  ) || die "SQLFairy error : ".SQL::Translator->error;
  my $sql = $sqlt->translate || die "SQLFairy error : ".$sqlt->error;


Adds global fields, indices and constraints to all tables in the schema. The globals to add can either be defined in the filter args or using a _GLOBAL_ table (see below).

If a table already contains a field with the same name as a global then it is skipped for that table.

The _GLOBAL_ Table

An alternative to using the args is to add a table called _GLOBAL_ to the schema and then just use the filter. Any fields and indices defined on this table will be added to all the tables in the schema and the _GLOBAL_ table removed.

The name of the global can be changed using a global_table arg to the filter.


perl(1), SQL::Translator


Will generate duplicate indices if an index already exists on a table the same as one added globally.

Will generate duplicate constraints if a constraint already exists on a table the same as one added globally.


Some extra data values that can be used to control the global addition. e.g. 'skip_global'.


Mark Addison <>