Lire::DlfStore(3) Interface to a DLF store


use Lire::DlfStore;
my $store = Lire::DlfStore->open( "mystore", 1 );
my $avail_streams = $store->dlf_streams;


open( $store_path, [ $create ] );

Opens a Lire::DlfStore residing in the directory pointed by $store_path and returns a Lire::DlfStore instance that can be used to access its content.

If the store $store_path wasn't created, the method will die unless the $create parameter was set to true.

If the store is locked by another process, the method will also die.

Trying to open the same store twice from the same process will fail.


Calls this method to release the lock held by the current process on the store. If you don't call it, it will be called automatically when the store reference goes out of scope, but you better not rely on this to close your stores.


Returns true if this DlfStore was closed and cannot be used anymore.


Returns the path to the store. This is the argument used to create the store.


Returns the configuration of the store instantiated as a Lire::Config::ConfigFile.


Returns as an array ref the list of ImportJob currently configured in the DlfStore


Returns as an array ref the list of ReportJob currently configured in the DlfStore

has_report_config( $name )

Returns true if there is a report configuration named $name in this DlfStore.


Returns as an array ref the list of ReporConfig currently configured in the DlfStore

get_report_config( $name )

Returns the Lire::ReportConfig object named $name. Throws an exception if it doesn' exists.


A DlfStore can contains multiple Dlf Stream. Dlf Stream is data conforming to a DLF schema. The streams are represented by Lire::DlfStream objects.


List the DLF stream available in the DLF store. This returns a list of DlfSchema's name.

has_dlf_stream( $name )

Returns true if the DlfStore contains a DlfStream conforming to the schema $name.

get_stream_config( $name )

Returns the Lire::Config::Dictionary instance which contains the stream configuration for the $name DlfStream. This method will create an instance from the default if necessary. If $name isn't a valid schema name, this method will throw an error.


Returns the list of DlfStreams which are referenced by the store configuration. This is the result of dlf_streams() plus all schemas that exists and are used by one of the confiured ImportJob or DlfStreamSpec.

open_dlf_stream( $name, [$mode], [$sort_spec] )

Returns a Lire::DlfStream object that can be used to a DLF stream in the schema $name. The $mode parameter can either ``r'' or ``w'' and defaults to ``r''.

If the mode is ``w'', the Lire::DlfStream is opened for writing (new Dlf records can be inserted). If the DlfStore didn't contains a stream $name, an empty one will be created.

If the mode is ``r'', the Lire::DlfStream is opened for reading (no DLF records may be inserted). An exception will be thrown if there is no stream $name available.

When the stream is opened in ``r'' mode, a sort order can be specified by passing a $sort_spec. A $sort_spec is a white-space delimited list of field names which should specify the sort order. Reverse sort order can be specified by prefixing the field's name by '-'.

run_analysers( $stream, [ $dlf_source ] )

Runs all the configured analysers on the DLF stream $stream. $dlf_source limit the records which should be analysed.


Remove records that are days older than what is configured in the 'keep_days' parameter.


A DlfStore also contains the periodically generated reports. These reports are usually configured through the lire(1) command. The generated reports are stored in Lire XML native format by period.

put_report( $job, $schedule, $report )

Saves the $report Lire::Report which was generated by $job and $schedule. Returns the filename where the report was saved.

find_report_source( $job, $schedule, [$time] )

This method will returns an hash reference containing parameters on how the ReportJob $job should be generated for the ReportSchedule $schedule. The boundaries of the period are determined according to $time which detauls to now.

The hash reference will contain a 'source' key as well as possible others:

Specify from what kind of source the report should be generated. Possible values are 'dlf' when the report should be generated from DLF, 'merging' when the report should be generated by merging previous XML reports and 'none' when no data is available for that period and the report cannot be generated.

Note that 'merging' is only available as a source for schedule above 'daily'. i.e. 'hourly' and 'daily' reports can only be generated from DLF. Also of important is the fact that only 'daily' reports are available as a source of merging. So you need a daily report schedule to generate 'weekly', 'monthly' and 'yearly' schedule by merging.

The timestamp at which the available data for the period starts. This can be higher than the requested period's starting boundary.
The timestamp at which the available data for the period ends. This can be lower than the requested period's ending boundary.
An integer between 0 and 100 representing the ratio of data available for the requested period. For example, if only 6 hours of data are available for a 'daily' report, the 'coverage' will be 25.
This key is only available when 'source' is 'merging'. It contains an array of report files which should be used as the source of merging.
This key is only available when 'source' is 'merging'. It contains the days for which a reports was available for merging. For example, if only 6 daily reports were available to generate a 'weekly' report, this will contain those 6 days dates in ISO format (%Y-%m-%d).


  Francis J. Lacoste <[email protected]>


$Id:,v 1.41 2011/11/15 16:48:40 wraay Exp $


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