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Id: 4496
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Queue: Class-DBI

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Severity: Wishlist
Broken in: 0.94
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Subject: primary key does not get in essential, if essential used in base class
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using perl 5.8.1 on freebsd 4.8 Class::DBI 0.94 the followin line of perl perl -wle 'package p::x; use base qw/Class::DBI/; p::x->columns(Essential => "ab"); ' -e ' package p::y; use base qw/p::x/; p::y->columns(Primary => "pp");' -e ' package main; print "Primary ",join(", ",p::y->columns("Primary")); print "Essential ",join(", ",p::y->columns("Essential"));' The primary key will not be included in the "Essential" list. It will if Essential was not used in the base class. it will also if u define another set of essential fields in p::y (but then you loose the info from the base class, unless you take care of including the SUPER::columns("Essential") (works without SUPER:: too))
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It is also not possible to add columns to a group defined in a base class: package p::x; use base qw/Class::DBI/; p::x->columns(some => "ab"); package p::y; use base qw/p::x/; p::y->columns(some => "pp"); package main; print join(", ", p::y->columns("some")); # prints only "pp" there is no documentation, which behaviour is expected.
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It is also not possible to add columns to a group defined in a base class: package p::x; use base qw/Class::DBI/; p::x->columns(some => "ab"); package p::y; use base qw/p::x/; p::y->columns(some => "pp"); package main; print join(", ", p::y->columns("some")); # prints only "pp" there is no documentation, which behaviour is expected.


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