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package-procs.tcl

Procs to help build PL/SQL packages
Location:
packages/acs-subsite/tcl/package-procs.tcl
Created:
Wed Dec 27 16:02:44 2000
Author:
mbryzek@arsdigita.com
CVS Identification:
$Id: package-procs.tcl,v 1.25.4.4 2013/10/27 14:26:46 gustafn Exp $

Procedures in this file

Detailed information

package_attribute_default (private)

package_attribute_default [ -min_n_values min_n_values ] \
    [ -attr_default attr_default ] object_type table column
Returns a sql value to be used as the default in a pl/sql function or procedure parameter list. This is a special case, hardcoded function that specifies defaults for standard acs_object attributes.

Switches:
-min_n_values (defaults to "0") (optional)
Used to determine if an argument is required (e.g. required = min_n_values != 0)
-attr_default (optional)
The default values for this attribute as specified in the attributes table.
Parameters:
object_type - The object type that owns the attribute we are using. Used only to set a default for acs_object.object_type stored (either table_name from the attribute or for the object_type)
table - The table in which the value of this attribute is stored (either table_name from the attribute or for the object_type)
column - The column in which the value of this attribute is stored (either column_name or attribute_name from the attributes table)
Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
12/28/2000
 

package_create (private)

package_create [ -debug_p debug_p ] object_type
Creates a packages with a new function and delete procedure for the specified object type. This function uses metadata exclusively to create the package. Resets the package_object_view cache Throws an error if the specified object type does not exist or is not dynamic

Switches:
-debug_p (defaults to "f") (optional)
If "t" then we return a text block containing the sql to create the package. Setting debug_p to t will not create the package.
Parameters:
object_type - The object type for which to create a package
Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
12/27/2000
 

package_create_attribute_list (private)

package_create_attribute_list [ -supertype supertype ] \
    [ -object_name object_name ] [ -limit_to limit_to ] \
    [ -table table ] [ -column column ] [ -column_value column_value ] \
    object_type
Generates the list of attributes for this object type. Each element in the list is (table_name, column_name, default_value, column_value) where default_value and column_value are optional. Note that if either of table_name, id_column is unspecified, we retrieve the values for both from the acs_object_types table

Switches:
-supertype (optional)
The supertype of the object we are creating. If specified, along with object_name, we lookup the parameters to supertype.object_name and include any missing parameters in our argument list.
-object_name (optional)
The name of the function / procedure we are creating. See supertype for explanation.
-limit_to (optional)
If empty, this argument is ignored. Otherwise, it is a list of all the columns to be included in the attribute list. Any attribute whose column_name is not in this list is then ignored.
-table (optional)
The table_name for this object_type (from the acs_object_types tables)
-column (optional)
The id_column for this object_type (from the acs_object_types tables)
-column_value (optional)
The value for this column in the present calling function. Useful when you are calling supertype function and need to refer to the supertype argument by a different name locally.
Parameters:
object_type - The object type for which we are generating attributes
Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
12/2000
 

package_exec_plsql (public)

package_exec_plsql [ -var_list var_list ] package_name object_name
Calls a pl/[pg]sql proc/func defined within the object type's package. Use of this Tcl APi proc avoids the need for the developer to write separate SQL for each RDBMS we support.

Switches:
-var_list (optional)
A list of pairs of additional attributes and their values to pass to the constructor. Each pair is a list of two elements: key => value
Parameters:
package_name - The PL/[pg]SQL package
object_name - The PL/[pg]SQL function within the package
Returns:
empty string for procs, function return value for funcs

Example:


    set var_list [list  [list group_id $group_id]]

    package_exec_plsql -var_list $var_list group delete

    
Author:
Don Baccus <dhogaza@pacifier.com>
Created:
12/31/2003
 

package_function_p (private)

package_function_p -object_name object_name package_name
Returns true if the package's object is a function.

Switches:
-object_name (required)
Parameters:
package_name
 

package_generate_body (private)

package_generate_body object_type
Generates plsql to create the package body

Parameters:
object_type - The name of the object type for which we are creating the package
Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
10/2000
 

package_generate_spec (private)

package_generate_spec object_type
Generates pl/sql to create a package specification. Does not execute the pl/sql - simply returns it.

Parameters:
object_type - The object for which to create a package spec
Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
10/2000
 

package_insert_default_comment (private)

package_insert_default_comment
Returns a string to be used verbatim as the default comment we insert into meta-generated packages and package bodies. If we have a connection, we grab the user's name from ad_conn user_id.

Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
12/29/2000
 

package_instantiate_object (public)

package_instantiate_object [ -creation_user creation_user ] \
    [ -creation_ip creation_ip ] [ -package_name package_name ] \
    [ -var_list var_list ] [ -extra_vars extra_vars ] \
    [ -start_with start_with ] [ -form_id form_id ] \
    [ -variable_prefix variable_prefix ] object_type
Creates a new object of the specified type by calling the associated PL/SQL package new function.

Switches:
-creation_user (optional)
The current user. Defaults to [ad_conn user_id] if not specified and there is a connection
-creation_ip (optional)
The current user's ip address. Defaults to [ad_conn peeraddr] if not specified and there is a connection
-package_name (optional)
The PL/SQL package associated with this object type. Defaults to acs_object_types.package_name
-var_list (optional)
A list of pairs of additional attributes and their values to pass to the constructor. Each pair is a list of two elements: key => value
-extra_vars (optional)
an ns_set of extra vars
-start_with (optional)
The object type to start with when gathering attributes for this object type. Defaults to the object type.
-form_id (optional)
The form id from templating form system if we're using the forms API to specify attributes
-variable_prefix (optional)
Parameters:
object_type - The object type of the object we are instantiating
Returns:
The object id of the newly created object

Example:


    template::form create add_group
    template::element create add_group group_name -value "Publisher"

    set var_list [list  [list context_id $context_id]   [list group_id $group_id]]

    return [package_instantiate_object  -start_with "group"  -var_list $var_list  -form_id "add_group"  "group"]

    
Authors:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Ben Adida <ben@openforce.net>
Created:
02/01/2001
 

package_object_attribute_list (public)

package_object_attribute_list [ -start_with start_with ] \
    [ -include_storage_types include_storage_types ] object_type
Returns a list of lists all the attributes (column name or attribute_name) to be used for this object type. Each list elements contains: (attribute_id, table_name, attribute_name, pretty_name, datatype, required_p, default_value)

Switches:
-start_with (defaults to "acs_object") (optional)
The highest parent object type for which to include attributes
-include_storage_types (defaults to "type_specific") (optional)
Parameters:
object_type - The object type for which to include attributes
Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
12/29/2000
 

package_object_view (public)

package_object_view [ -refresh_p refresh_p ] \
    [ -start_with start_with ] object_type
Returns a select statement to be used as an inner view for selecting out all the attributes for the object_type. util_memoizes the result

Switches:
-refresh_p (defaults to "f") (optional)
If t, force a reload of the cache
-start_with (defaults to "acs_object") (optional)
The highest parent object type for which to include attributes
Parameters:
object_type - The object for which to create a package spec
Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
10/2000
 

package_object_view_helper (private)

package_object_view_helper [ -start_with start_with ] object_type
Returns a select statement to be used as an inner view for selecting out all the attributes for the object_type.

Switches:
-start_with (defaults to "acs_object") (optional)
The highest parent object type for which to include attributes
Parameters:
object_type - The object for which to create a package spec
Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
10/2000
 

package_object_view_reset (public)

package_object_view_reset object_type
Resets the cached views for all chains (e.g. all variations of start_with in package_object_view) for the specified object type.

Parameters:
object_type
Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
12/2000
 

package_plsql_args (private)

package_plsql_args [ -object_name object_name ] package_name
Generates a list of parameters expected to a plsql function defined within a given package.

Switches:
-object_name (defaults to "NEW") (optional)
The function name which we're looking up
Parameters:
package_name - The package which owns the function
Author:
Ben Adida <ben@openforce.net>
Created:
11/2001
 

package_recreate_hierarchy (public)

package_recreate_hierarchy object_type
Recreates all the packages for the hierarchy starting with the specified object type down to a leaf. Resets the package_object_view cache. Note: Only updates packages for dynamic objects (those with dynamic_p set to t)

Parameters:
object_type - The object type for which to recreate packages, including all children types.
Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
12/28/2000
 

package_table_columns_for_type (private)

package_table_columns_for_type object_type
Generates the list of tables and columns that are parameters of the object named NEW for PL/SQL package associated with this object type.

Note we limit the argument list to only object_type to make it possible to use util_memoize_flush to clear any cached values for this procedure.

Parameters:
object_type - The object type for which we are generating the list
Returns:
a list of lists where each list element is a pair of table name, column name
Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
12/2000
 

package_type_dynamic_p (public)

package_type_dynamic_p object_type
Returns 1 if the object type is dynamic. 0 otherwise

Parameters:
object_type
Author:
Michael Bryzek <mbryzek@arsdigita.com>
Created:
12/30/2000