Weather::Com::Finder - finder class to search for location's


  #!/usr/bin/perl -w
  use Weather::Com::Finder;

  # you have to fill in your ids from here
  my $PartnerId  = 'somepartnerid';
  my $LicenseKey = 'mylicense';

  my %weatherargs = (
        'partner_id' => $PartnerId,
        'license'    => $LicenseKey,

  my $finder = Weather::Com::Finder->new(%weatherargs);
  # if you want an array of locations:
  my @locations = $finder->find('Heidelberg');
  # or if you prefer an arrayref:
  my $locations = $finder->find('Heidelberg');
  foreach my $location (@locations) {
    print "Found weather for city: ", $location->name(), "\n";
    print "Current Conditions are ", 
      $location->current_conditions()->description(), "\n";


The usual way to use the Weather::Com module would be to instantiate a Weather::Com::Finder that allows you to search for a location by providing a search string or postal code or any other search string that understands.

The finder returns an arrayref or an array of locations (depending on how you call the find() method). Each location is an object of Weather::Com::Location.


new(hash or hashref)

The constructor takes a configuration hash or hashref as described in the Weather::Com POD. Please refer to that documentation for further details.


find(search string)

Once you've instantiated a finder object, you can perform find() calls to search for locations in the database.

The find() method returns an array of Weather::Com::Location objects if you call it in list context, else an arrayref.

Returns undef if no matching location could be found.


See also documentation of Weather::Com and Weather::Com::Location.


Thomas Schnuecker, <>


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