Lire::Section(3) Interface to the content of the section's element.


my $section = Lire::ReportParser::ReportBuilder( "report.xml" );
foreach my $s ( $report->sections() ) {
print "Section: '", $s->title(), "' has ", scalar $s->subreports(),
" subreports in it\n";


This class offers an API to the section's elements of a Lire report.


new( [$title] )

Creates a new Lire::Report::Section. The section's title will be set to the $title parameter if present.


title( [$title] )

Returns the section's title, if it has one. The section's title will be changed $title if that parameter is set.

description( [$description] )

Returns this section's description. The description is encoded in DocBook XML.

If the $description parameter is set, this method will set this section's description to this new value. If the $description parameter is undef, that description will be removed.


Returns the subreport's included in that section. This will be an array of Lire::Report::Subreport objects.

add_subreport( $subreport )

Adds a subreport to this report. The $subreport parameter should be a Lire::Report::Subreport object.

subreports_by_type( $type )

Returns all the subreports in this section of a the type $type. The subreport's type is the id of the report specification used to compute the reports. The subreports are returned as an array of Lire::Report::Subreport objects.


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