# Class: Entity

Class which represent an entity (table , view etc.). Provides attributes and methods for details of the entity.

# Hierarchy

# Properties

# columns

columns: IndexableArray‹Column, "name", "attributeNumber", true› = IndexableArray.throwingFrom( [], "name", "attributeNumber" )

Defined in pg-structure/base/entity.ts:55

All columns of the entity as an {@link IndexableArray indexable array} ordered by same order they are defined in database entity.

# Example

const isAvailable  = table.columns.has('id');
const columnNames  = table.columns.map(column => column.name);
const column       = table.columns.get('user_id');
const name         = column.name;

table.columns.forEach(column => console.log(column.name));

name Entity#columns


# Optional comment

comment? : undefined | string

Inherited from DbObject.comment

Defined in pg-structure/base/db-object.ts:75

Comment of the database object defined in database including {@link DbObject#commentData comment data}.


# name

name: string

Inherited from DbObject.name

Defined in pg-structure/base/db-object.ts:42

Name of the database object.


# oid

oid: number

Defined in pg-structure/base/entity.ts:25

Object identifier for the Entity


# schema

schema: Schema

Overrides DbObject.schema

Defined in pg-structure/base/entity.ts:40

Schema of the object.

# Accessors

# commentData

get commentData(): JSONData | undefined

Inherited from DbObject.commentData

Defined in pg-structure/base/db-object.ts:102

Data which is extracted from database object's comment. Data is extracted from text between special case-insesitive tag (default: [pg-structure][/pg-structure]) and converted to JavaScript object using JSON5. Token name can be specified by using commentDataToken arguments. For details of JSON5, see it's web site: https://json5.org.

# Example

// "Account details. [pg-structure]{ extraData: 2 }[/pg-structure] Also used for logging."
table.comment;               // "Account details. [pg-structure]{ extraData: 2 }[/pg-structure] Also used for logging."
table.commentWithoutData;    // "Account details.  Also used for logging."
table.commentData;           // { extraData: 2 }
table.commentData.extraData; // 2

Returns: JSONData | undefined


# commentWithoutData

get commentWithoutData(): string | undefined

Inherited from DbObject.commentWithoutData

Defined in pg-structure/base/db-object.ts:85

Description or comment of the database object defined in database. If comment contains {@link DbObject#commentData comment data}, it is removed.

# Example

// "Account details. [pg-structure]{ extraData: 2 }[/pg-structure] Also used for logging."
table.commentWithoutData;    // "Account details.  Also used for logging."

Returns: string | undefined


# db

get db(): Db

Inherited from DbObject.db

Defined in pg-structure/base/db-object.ts:68

Database of the database object.

Returns: Db


# fullCatalogName

get fullCatalogName(): string

Inherited from DbObject.fullCatalogName

Defined in pg-structure/base/db-object.ts:35

Full name of the database object including database name.

Returns: string


# fullName

get fullName(): string

Overrides DbObject.fullName

Defined in pg-structure/base/entity.ts:33

Full name of the object with '.' notation including Schema name.

# Example

const fullName = entity.fullName; // public.member

Returns: string


# nameCaseType

get nameCaseType(): CaseType

Inherited from DbObject.nameCaseType

Defined in pg-structure/base/db-object.ts:54

Letter casing (i.e snakeCase or camelCase) of the database object name.

# Example

const name = entity.name;                        // ProductDetail
const caseType = entity.nameCaseType;            // camelCase

const otherEntity = otherEntity.name;            // member_protocol
const otherCaseType = otherEntity.nameCaseType;  // snakeCase

Returns: CaseType


# separator

get separator(): string

Inherited from DbObject.separator

Defined in pg-structure/base/db-object.ts:61

Separator used in database object name. Empty string for came case and underscore for (_) snake case.

Returns: string

# Methods

# get

get(column: string): Column

Defined in pg-structure/base/entity.ts:69

Returns column with given name from entity.

# Example

const column = entity.get('contact'),  // Returns contact column from entity.

Parameters:

Name Type
column string

Returns: Column

requested columns.