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NAME

Biblio::Zotero::DB - helper module to access the Zotero SQLite database

VERSION

version 0.004

SYNOPSIS

my $db = Biblio::Zotero::DB->new( profile_name => 'abc123.default' );
$db->schema->resultset('Item')->all;

ATTRIBUTES

schema

A DBIx::Class schema that is connected to the zotero.sqlite file.

This can be cleared using clear_schema.

db_file

A string that contains the filename of the zotero.sqlite file. The default is located in the directory of "profile_directory" attribute.

storage_directory

A string that contains the directory where the Zotero attachments are located. The default is the storage subdirectory of the "profile_directory" directory.

profile_directory

A string that contains the directory where the zotero.sqlite database is located,

$db->profile_directory( "$ENV{HOME}/.zotero/zotero/abc123.default/zotero/" );

profile_name

A string containing the profile name to use. Setting this will set the "profile_directory" attribute.

$db->profile_name( 'abc123.default' );
# corresponds to a profile directory such as
# <~/.zotero/zotero/abc123.default/zotero/>

METHODS

find_profile_directories()

Returns an arrayref of the possible profile directories that contain a Zotero SQLite database. This can be used as a class method.

see: http://www.zotero.org/support/zotero_data

Biblio::Zotero::DB->find_profile_directories()
# returns:
# [
#   "$ENV{HOME}/.zotero/zotero/abc123.default/zotero",
#   "$ENV{HOME}/.zotero/zotero/def567.default/zotero"
# ]

EXAMPLE

use Biblio::Zotero::DB;
use List::UtilsBy qw(min_by);

# find the most recently modified
my $newest = min_by { -M } @{Biblio::Zotero::DB->find_profile_directories};
my $db = Biblio::Zotero::DB->new( profile_directory => $newest  );

# if there is an issue with the database lock here,
# see L<Biblio::Zotero::DB::Role::CopyDB>
$db->schema->resultset('Item')->all;

SEE ALSO

AUTHOR

Zakariyya Mughal <zmughal@cpan.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Zakariyya Mughal.

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