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NAME MongoDBx::KeyValue - Use MongoDB as if it were a key-value store. SYNOPSIS use MongoDBx::KeyValue; my $mkv = MongoDBx::KeyValue->new(kvdb => 'my_key_value_database', %opts); # 'kvdb' is required, other options are passed to MongoDB::Connection->new() $mkv->set('cache', 'index.html', '<html><head><title>Index</title></head><body>Index</body></html>'); my $index = $mkv->get('cache', 'index.html'); print $index; # prints '<html><head><title>Index</title></head><body>Index</body></html>' DESCRIPTION MongoDBx::KeyValue is a very simple module for easy usage of MongoDB as a key-value store (similar to Redis, Riak or Memcached). The interface is very simple: you *set* the values of keys and *get* the values of keys. Every key-value pair is stored in a bucket, which is really just a MongoDB collection (the "bucket" terminology is used merely for resemblance with other key-value stores), so the same key can exist, with possibly different values, in multiple buckets. To get the value of a key, just pass the "get()" method the name of the bucket and the key. If it is not found, "undef" is returned. To set the value for a key, just provide the "set()" method with the name of the bucket, the key and the value. If the key already exists in the bucket, its value will be replaced. The value for a key can be anything that MongoDB supports, including simple scalars (strings, numbers, etc.), hash or array references, and whatever else MongoDB natively supports such as DateTime objects. While no checking is made for keys, you probably should only use scalars for them. Every key-value pair is stored in the database as a document with two attributes: "_id", which holds the key; and "value", which holds the value. CLASS METHODS new( %opts ) Creates a new instance of this module and connects to the MongoDB server. The only required option is 'kvdb', which should hold the name of the database to use for the key-value store. All other options will be passed to "MongoDB::Connection->new()", so take a look at "ATTRIBUTES" in MongoDB::Connection for a list of all supported options. OBJECT METHODS get( $bucket, $key ) Attempts to find the value for the key $key in the bucket named $bucket. Returns "undef" if not found. set( $bucket, $key, $value ) Sets the value for the key named $key inside the bucket named $bucket. If the key already exists, its value will be replaced with the new one. It's probably better for keys to be scalars, but values can be anything, including hash-refs, array-refs and whatever MongoDB can store natively (take a look at MongoDB::DataTypes for more info). db() Returns the MongoDB::Database object of the key-value store. bucket( $bucket_name ) All this really does is return a MongoDB::Collection object for the collection named $bucket_name. Use it if you need MongoDB collection objects for some reason. DIAGNOSTICS This module generates the following errors: * "You must provide the name of the key-value database to use (as parameter 'kvdb')." This error will be issued by the "new()" method if you don't provide it with the 'kvdb' parameter, which should hold the name of the database to use as the key-value store. DEPENDENCIES This module only depends on MongoDB. INCOMPATIBILITIES None reported. BUGS AND LIMITATIONS No bugs have been reported. Please report any bugs or feature requests to "bug-MongoDBx-KeyValue@rt.cpan.org", or through the web interface at <http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=MongoDBx-KeyValue>. AUTHOR Ido Perlmuter <ido at ido50 dot net> LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT Copyright (c) 2011, Ido Perlmuter "ido at ido50 dot net". This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either version 5.8.1 or any later version. See perlartistic and perlgpl. 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