DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader - Create a DBIx::Class::Schema based on a

        ### use this module to generate a set of class files

        # in a script
        use DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader qw/ make_schema_at /;
            { debug => 1,
              dump_directory => './lib',
            [ 'dbi:Pg:dbname="foo"', 'myuser', 'mypassword',
               { loader_class => 'MyLoader' } # optionally

        # from the command line or a shell script with dbicdump (distributed
        # with this module).  Do `perldoc dbicdump` for usage.
        dbicdump -o dump_directory=./lib \
                 -o components='["InflateColumn::DateTime"]' \
                 -o debug=1 \
                 My::Schema \
                 'dbi:Pg:dbname=foo' \
                 myuser \

        ### or generate and load classes at runtime
        # note: this technique is not recommended
        # for use in production code

        package My::Schema;
        use base qw/DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader/;

            constraint              => '^foo.*',
            # debug                 => 1,

        #### in application code elsewhere:

        use My::Schema;

        my $schema1 = My::Schema->connect( $dsn, $user, $password, $attrs);
        # -or-
        my $schema1 = "My::Schema"; $schema1->connection(as above);

    DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader automates the definition of a
    DBIx::Class::Schema by scanning database table definitions and setting
    up the columns, primary keys, unique constraints and relationships.

    See dbicdump for the "dbicdump" utility.

    DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader currently supports only the DBI storage
    type. It has explicit support for DBD::Pg, DBD::mysql, DBD::DB2,
    DBD::Firebird, DBD::InterBase, DBD::Informix, DBD::SQLAnywhere,
    DBD::SQLite, DBD::Sybase (for Sybase ASE and MSSSQL), DBD::ODBC (for
    MSSQL, MSAccess, Firebird and SQL Anywhere) DBD::ADO (for MSSQL and
    MSAccess) and DBD::Oracle. Other DBI drivers may function to a greater
    or lesser degree with this loader, depending on how much of the DBI spec
    they implement, and how standard their implementation is.

    Patches to make other DBDs work correctly welcome.

    See DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader::DBI::Writing for notes on writing your
    own vendor-specific subclass for an unsupported DBD driver.

    This module requires DBIx::Class 0.08127 or later, and obsoletes the
    older DBIx::Class::Loader.

    See DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader::Base for available options.

    The loader object, as class data on your Schema. For methods available
    see DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader::Base and

    Argument: $loader_class

    Set the loader class to be instantiated when "connection" is called. If
    the classname starts with "::", "DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader" is
    prepended. Defaults to "storage_type" in DBIx::Class::Schema (which must
    start with "::" when using DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader).

    This is mostly useful for subclassing existing loaders or in conjunction
    with "dump_to_dir".

    Argument: \%loader_options

    Example in Synopsis above demonstrates a few common arguments. For
    detailed information on all of the arguments, most of which are only
    useful in fairly complex scenarios, see the
    DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader::Base documentation.

    If you intend to use "loader_options", you must call "loader_options"
    before any connection is made, or embed the "loader_options" in the
    connection information itself as shown below. Setting "loader_options"
    after the connection has already been made is useless.

    Arguments: @args
    Return Value: $new_schema

    See "connection" in DBIx::Class::Schema for basic usage.

    If the final argument is a hashref, and it contains the keys
    "loader_options" or "loader_class", those keys will be deleted, and
    their values value will be used for the loader options or class,
    respectively, just as if set via the "loader_options" or "loader_class"
    methods above.

    The actual auto-loading operation (the heart of this module) will be
    invoked as soon as the connection information is defined.

    See "clone" in DBIx::Class::Schema.

    Argument: $directory

    Calling this as a class method on either DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader or
    any derived schema class will cause all schemas to dump manual versions
    of themselves to the named directory when they are loaded. In order to
    be effective, this must be set before defining a connection on this
    schema class or any derived object (as the loading happens as soon as
    both a connection and loader_options are set, and only once per class).

    See "dump_directory" in DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader::Base for more
    details on the dumping mechanism.

    This can also be set at module import time via the import option
    "dump_to_dir:/foo/bar" to DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader, where "/foo/bar"
    is the target directory.


        # My::Schema isa DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader, and has connection info
        #   hardcoded in the class itself:
        perl -MDBIx::Class::Schema::Loader=dump_to_dir:/foo/bar -MMy::Schema -e1

        # Same, but no hard-coded connection, so we must provide one:
        perl -MDBIx::Class::Schema::Loader=dump_to_dir:/foo/bar -MMy::Schema -e 'My::Schema->connection("dbi:Pg:dbname=foo", ...)'

        # Or as a class method, as long as you get it done *before* defining a
        #  connection on this schema class or any derived object:
        use My::Schema;

        # Or as a class method on the DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader itself, which affects all
        #   derived schemas
        use My::Schema;
        use My::OtherSchema;

        # Another alternative to the above:
        use DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader qw| dump_to_dir:/foo/bar |;
        use My::Schema;
        use My::OtherSchema;

    Arguments: $schema_class_name, \%loader_options, \@connect_info
    Return Value: $schema_class_name

    This function creates a DBIx::Class schema from an existing RDBMS
    schema. With the "dump_directory" option, generates a set of DBIx::Class
    classes from an existing database schema read from the given dsn.
    Without a "dump_directory", creates schema classes in memory at runtime
    without generating on-disk class files.

    For a complete list of supported loader_options, see

    The last hashref in the "\@connect_info" can specify the "loader_class".

    This function can be imported in the usual way, as illustrated in these

        # Simple example, creates as a new class 'New::Schema::Name' in
        #  memory in the running perl interpreter.
        use DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader qw/ make_schema_at /;
            { debug => 1 },
            [ 'dbi:Pg:dbname="foo"','postgres','',
              { loader_class => 'MyLoader' } # optionally

        # Inside a script, specifying a dump directory in which to write
        # class files
        use DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader qw/ make_schema_at /;
            { debug => 1, dump_directory => './lib' },
            [ 'dbi:Pg:dbname="foo"','postgres','',
              { loader_class => 'MyLoader' } # optionally

    The last hashref in the "\@connect_info" is checked for loader arguments
    such as "loader_options" and "loader_class", see "connection" for more

    Return Value: @new_monikers

    Re-scans the database for newly added tables since the initial load, and
    adds them to the schema at runtime, including relationships, etc. Does
    not process drops or changes.

    Returns a list of the new monikers added.

    Arguments: \%opts | $ver

    Controls the naming options for backward compatibility, see "naming" in
    DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader::Base for details.

    To upgrade a dynamic schema, use:


    Can be imported into your dump script and called as a function as well:


    Arguments: 1|0

    Controls the use_namespaces options for backward compatibility, see
    "use_namespaces" in DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader::Base for details.

    To upgrade a dynamic schema, use:


    Can be imported into your dump script and called as a function as well:


  Multiple Database Schemas
    See "db_schema" in DBIx::Class::Schema::Loader::Base.

    Matt S Trout, all of the #dbix-class folks, and everyone who's ever sent
    in a bug report or suggestion.

    Based on DBIx::Class::Loader by Sebastian Riedel

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    This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
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