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NAME

MARC::Spec - A MARCspec parser and builder

SYNOPSIS

use MARC::Spec;

# Parsing MARCspec from a string
my $ms = MARC::Spec::parse('246[0-1]$f{245$h~\[microform\]|245$h~\microfilm}');

# Structure
say ref $ms;                                             # MARC::Spec
say ref $ms->field;                                      # MARC::Spec::Field
say ref $ms->subfields;                                  # ARRAY
say ref $ms->subfields->[0];                             # MARC::Spec::Subfield
say ref $ms->subfields->[0]->subspecs;                   # ARRAY
say ref $ms->subfields->[0]->subspecs->[0];              # ARRAY
say ref $ms->subfields->[0]->subspecs->[0]->[1];         # MARC::Spec::Subspec
say ref $ms->subfields->[0]->subspecs->[0]->[1]->left;   # MARC::Spec
say ref $ms->subfields->[0]->subspecs->[0]->[1]->right;  # MARC::Spec::Comparisonstring

# Access to attributes
say $ms->field->base;                                                    # 246[0-1]
say $ms->field->tag;                                                     # 246
say $ms->field->index_start;                                             # 0
say $ms->field->index_end;                                               # 1
say $ms->field->index_length;                                            # 2
say $ms->subfields->[0]->base;                                           # 'f[0-#]'
say $ms->subfields->[0]->code;                                           # 'f'
say $ms->subfields->[0]->index_start;                                    # 0
say $ms->subfields->[0]->index_end;                                      # '#'
say $ms->subfields->[0]->subspecs->[0]->[0]->subterms;                   # '245$h~\[microform\]'
say $ms->subfields->[0]->subspecs->[0]->[0]->left->field->tag;           # 245
say $ms->subfields->[0]->subspecs->[0]->[0]->left->field->index_length;  # -1
say $ms->subfields->[0]->subspecs->[0]->[0]->left->subfields->[0]->code; # 'h'
say $ms->subfields->[0]->subspecs->[0]->[0]->right->comparable;          # '[microform]'
say $ms->subfields->[0]->subspecs->[0]->[1]->right->comparable;          # 'microfilm'

# creating MARCspec from scratch
my $field    =  MARC::Spec::Field->new('245');
my $subfield = MARC::Spec::Subfield->new('a');
my $spec     = MARC::Spec->new($field);
$spec->add_subfield($subfield);

DESCRIPTION

MARC::Spec is a MARCspec - A common MARC record path language parser and builder.

FUNCTIONS

parse(Str)

Parses a MARCspec as string and returns an instance of MARC::Spec.

METHODS

new(MARC::Spec::Field)

Create a new MARC::Spec instance. Parameter must be an instance of MARC::Spec::Field.

add_subfield(MARC::Spec::Subfield)

Appends a subfield to the array of the attribute subfields. Parameter must be an instance of MARC::Spec::Subfield.

add_subfields(ArrayRef[MARC::Spec::Subfield])

Appends subfields to the array of the attribute subfields. Parameter must be an ArrayRef and elements must be instances of MARC::Spec::Subfield.

PREDICATES

has_subfields

Returns true if attribute subfields has an value and false otherwise.

has_indicator

Returns true if attribute indicator has an value and false otherwise.

ATTRIBUTES

field

Obligatory. Attribute field is an instance of MARC::Spec::Field.

subfields

If defined, subfields is an array of instances of MARC::Spec::Subfield.

indicator

If defined, indicator is an instance of MARC::Spec::Indicator.

AUTHOR

Carsten Klee <klee at cpan.org>

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Johann Rolschewski, <jorol at cpan>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2016 by Carsten Klee.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

BUGS

Please report any bugs to https://github.com/MARCspec/MARC-Spec/issues

SEE ALSO

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