# PODNAME: Yancy::Guides::Model
# ABSTRACT: Building modules for your application's business logic



=head1 NAME

Yancy::Guides::Model - Building modules for your application's business logic

=head1 VERSION

version 1.077


This guide describes how to extend L<Yancy::Model> to add custom
business logic.

=head1 Model Classes

There are three types of classes in C<Yancy::Model>:


=item Model

The model class represents the entire database and contains

=item Schema

Schema classes represent individual tables, views, or collections
and contain items.

=item Item

Item classes represent individual records from the database.


=head1 Using the Default Model

The default L<Yancy::Model> class contains basic CRUD (Create, Retrieve,
Update, Delete) methods.

=head2 Setup

For now, you must set up the model manually by creating
a L<Yancy::Model> object, passing in a L<Yancy::Backend>:

    my $model = Yancy::Model->new( backend => $backend );

=head2 Schemas

Get a schema using the C<schema> method:

    my $users = $model->schema( 'users' );

This returns a L<Yancy::Model::Schema> object (or a custom schema
class, see L</Schema Classes>).

=head2 Creating Items

To create an item, use the C<create> method on the schema:

    my $user_id = $model->schema( 'users' )->create({
        username => 'bender',
        password => 'shiny',

Only the ID of the new item is returned.

=head2 Lookup by ID

To look up an item by its ID, use the C<get> method on the

    my $bender = $model->schema( 'users' )->get( $bender_id );

This method returns a L<Yancy::Model::Item> object (or a custom
item class, see L</Item Classes>).

=head2 Search

To search for items, use the C<list> method on the schema.  The C<list>
method returns a hash reference with C<items> and C<total> keys.
C<items> is an array reference of L<Yancy::Model::Item> objects.
C<total> is the total number of items that match the query.

    my $result = $model->schema( 'users' )->list({ active => 1 });
    if ( $result->{total} > 0 ) {
        my @users = $result->{items}->@*;
        say "Found $result->{total} active users: ",
            map { $_->{username} } @users;

=head2 Updating Items

To update an item, first get the item object and then call C<set>
to update its data.

    my $bender = $model->schema( 'users' )->get( $bender_id );
    $bender->set({ password => 'daffodil' });

Bulk-updating items is not yet supported, but may be added in a later
release (patches welcome!)

=head2 Deleting Items

If you already have an item, you can use its C<delete> method to
delete it. Otherwise, you can delete an item by its ID.

    $model->schema( 'users' )->get( $user_id )->delete;
    $model->schema( 'users' )->delete( $user_id );

Bulk-deleting items is not yet supported, but may be added in a later
release (patches welcome!)

=head2 Relationships

Related data can be prefetched and added to an item using the C<join>
option to C<get> or C<list>.

    my $user = $model->schema( 'users' )->get( $id, join => 'user_roles' );
    my $result = $model->schema( 'users' )->list( {}, join => 'user_roles' );

The resulting data is added in a key named for the join:

    my $roles = $user->{user_roles};

B<TODO>: Items could have a C<related> method that gets related
data after-the-fact.

=head2 Future Development: Queries

In the future, a C<query> method may be added that will return an object
that can build up arguments for a call to the C<list> method, as well as
act as a cursor for that call.

=head1 Starting a Custom Model

When building your own model layer, you only need to create classes when
you want to add custom code. By default, the L<Yancy::Model> class
will load classes from all of its configured

Make sure to add your namespace to the L<Yancy::Model/namespaces>

    unshift @{ $model->namespaces }, 'MyApp';

This adds C<MyApp::Schema> as a namespace for schema classes, and
C<MyApp::Item> as a namespace for item classes.

=for comment XXX: Create `yancy generate model`, schema, and item

=head2 Create a Model Class

If you need it, you can create a model class by extending

    package MyApp::Model;
    use Mojo::Base 'Yancy::Model', -signatures;

Your model class could include methods for the most common data lookups:

    sub get_user( $self, $id ) {
        return $self->schema( 'user' )->get( $id );

Your model class should also store configuration needed by the other

    # Invitation e-mails come from this address
    has email_from => 'no-reply@example.com';

=head2 Schema Classes

Schema classes contain code for working with the entire schema or
a subset of the schema. Any code that affects more than one item should
live in the schema class.

To create a schema class, extend L<Yancy::Model::Schema>. The name
of the schema class should be the camel-cased version of the schema's

    package MyApp::Schema::User; # schema: 'user'
    use Mojo::Base 'Yancy::Model::Schema', -signatures;

The schema class should contain methods that work on the collection:
Creating new items, searching for items.

    # Invite a new user
    sub invite( $self, $email ) {
        my $id = $self->create({ email => $email });
        $self->get( $id )->send_invite_mail;
        return $id;

=head2 Item Classes

Item classes contain code for working on a single item.

To create an item class, extend L<Yancy::Model::Item>. The name of the
item class should be the camel-cased version of the schema's name.

    package MyApp::Item::User;
    use Mojo::Base 'Yancy::Model::Item', -signatures;

    # Send the invite mail to this user
    sub send_invite_mail( $self ) {
        my $to = $self->data->{email};
        my $from = $self->model->email_from;
        # TODO: Send e-mail

=head1 SEE ALSO

L<Yancy::Model>, L<Yancy::Guides::Schema>, L<Yancy::Backend>,

=head1 AUTHOR

Doug Bell <preaction@cpan.org>


This software is copyright (c) 2021 by Doug Bell.

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the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.