Biber::Entry(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Biber::Entry(3)

Biber::Entry - Biber::Entry objects

Initialize a Biber::Entry object
There are three types of field possible in an entry:
* data    - These are fields which derive directly from or are themselves fields in the
            data source. Things like YEAR, MONTH, DAY etc. are such fields which are
            derived from, for example, the DATE field. They are part of the original
            data implicitly, derived from a field.
* derived - These are fields, often meta-information like labelname, labelalpha etc.
            which are more removed from the data fields.
The reason for this division is largely the entry cloning required for the related entry and
inheritance features. When we clone an entry or copy some fields from one entry to another
we generally don't want the "derived" category as such derived meta-fields will often need
to be re-created or ignored so we need to know which are the actual "data" fields to
copy/clone.

Recursively create related entry clones starting with an entry

Clone a Biber::Entry object and return a copy
Accepts optionally a key for the copy

Test for an empty object

Add an XDATA reference to the entry
Reference can be simply to an entire XDATA entry or a particular field+position in field
Record reference and target positions so that the XDATA marker can be removed as otherwise
it would break further parsing

Get the XDATA references

Get a specific XDATA reference

Checks if an XDATA reference was resolved. Returns false also for
"no such reference".

Record the labelname information. This is special
meta-information so we have a separate method for this
Takes a hash ref with the information.

Retrieve the labelname information. This is special
meta-information so we have a separate method for this
Returns a hash ref with the information.

Record the fullhash labelname information. This is special
meta-information so we have a separate method for this
Takes a hash ref with the information.

Retrieve the fullhash labelname information. This is special
meta-information so we have a separate method for this
Returns a hash ref with the information.

Record the labeltitle information. This is special
meta-information so we have a separate method for this
Takes a hash ref with the information.

Retrieve the labeltitle information. This is special
meta-information so we have a separate method for this
Returns a hash ref with the information.

Record the labeldate information. This is special
meta-information so we have a separate method for this
Takes a hash ref with the information.

Retrieve the labeldate information. This is special
meta-information so we have a separate method for this
Returns a hash ref with the information.

Set a derived field for a Biber::Entry object, that is, a field
which was not an actual bibliography field

Get a field for a Biber::Entry object
Uses // as fields can be null (end dates etc).

Set a field which is in the .bib data file

Get a field that was in the original data file

Delete a field in a Biber::Entry object

Delete an original data source data field in a Biber::Entry object

Check whether a field exists (even if null)

Check whether any parts of a date field exist when passed a datepart field name

Delete all parts of a date field when passed any datepart field name

Returns a sorted array of the fields which came from the data source

Returns the number of datafields

Returns a sorted array of the fields which were added during processing

Returns a sorted array of all field names, including ones
added during processing which are not necessarily fields
which came from the data file

Returns the number of fields

Check if a Biber::Entry object has a particular keyword in
in the KEYWORDS field.

Append a warning to a Biber::Entry object

Inherit fields from first child entry
$entry->set_inherit_from($firstchild);
Takes a second Biber::Entry object as argument
The purpose here is to inherit fields so that sorting/labelling defaults
can be generated for set parents from the first child set member data, unless
the set parent itself already has some fields set that will do this. Set
parents only have certain fields output in the .bbl and those that output but
are not used in sorting/labelling data generation should not be inherited.

Recursively resolve XDATA in an entry. Sets a flag in the XDATA metadata to
say if the reference was successfully resolved.
$entry->resolve_xdata($xdata);

Inherit fields from parent entry (as indicated by the crossref field)
$entry->inherit_from($parententry);
Takes a second Biber::Entry object as argument
Uses the crossref inheritance specifications from the .bcf

Dump Biber::Entry object

Philip Kime "<philip at kime.org.uk>"

Please report any bugs or feature requests on our Github tracker at https://github.com/plk/biber/issues.

Copyright 2009-2012 Francois Charette and Philip Kime, all rights reserved. Copyright 2012-2022 Philip Kime, all rights reserved.

This module is free software. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

2022-05-29 perl v5.36.0