Bio::DB::Query GenBank
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Bio::DB::Query::GenBank - Build a GenBank Entrez Query
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   my $query_string = 'Oryza[Organism] AND EST[Keyword]';
my $query = Bio::DB::Query::GenBank->new(-db=>'nucleotide',
-mindate => '2001',
-maxdate => '2002');
my $count = $query->count;
my @ids = $query->ids;
# get a genbank database handle my $gb = new Bio::DB::GenBank; my $stream = $gb->get_Stream_by_query($query); while (my $seq = $stream->next_seq) { ... } # initialize the list yourself my $query = Bio::DB::Query::GenBank->new(-ids=>[195052,2981014,11127914]);
This class encapsulates NCBI Entrez queries. It can be used to store
a list of GI numbers, to translate an Entrez query expression into a
list of GI numbers, or to count the number of terms that would be
returned by a query. Once created, the query object can be passed to
a Bio::DB::GenBank object in order to retrieve the entries
corresponding to the query.
Methods description
_parse_responsecode    nextTop
 Title   : _parse_response
Usage : $db->_parse_response($content)
Function: parse out response
Returns : empty
Args : none
Throws : 'unparseable output exception'
 Title   : _request_parameters
Usage : ($method,$base,@params = $db->_request_parameters
Function: return information needed to construct the request
Returns : list of method, url base and key=>value pairs
Args : none
 Title   : cookie
Usage : ($cookie,$querynum) = $db->cookie
Function: return the NCBI query cookie
Returns : list of (cookie,querynum)
Args : none
NOTE: this information is used by Bio::DB::GenBank in
conjunction with efetch.
 Title   : count
Usage : $count = $db->count;
Function: return count of number of entries retrieved by query
Returns : integer
Args : none
Returns the number of entries that are matched by the query.
 Title   : new
Usage : $db = Bio::DB::Query::GenBank->new(@args)
Function: create new query object
Returns : new query object
Args : -db database ('protein' or 'nucleotide')
-query query string
-mindate minimum date to retrieve from
-maxdate maximum date to retrieve from
-reldate relative date to retrieve from (days)
-datetype date field to use ('edat' or 'mdat')
-ids array ref of gids (overrides query)
This method creates a new query object. Typically you will specify a
-db and a -query argument, possibly modified by -mindate, -maxdate, or
-reldate. -mindate and -maxdate specify minimum and maximum dates for
entries you are interested in retrieving, expressed in the form
DD/MM/YYYY. -reldate is used to fetch entries that are more recent
than the indicated number of days.
If you provide an array reference of IDs in -ids, the query will be
ignored and the list of IDs will be used when the query is passed to a
Bio::DB::GenBank object's get_Stream_by_query() method. A variety of
IDs are automatically recognized, including GI numbers, Accession
numbers, Accession.version numbers and locus names.
Methods code
  @ATTRIBUTES = qw(db reldate mindate maxdate datetype);
  for my $method (@ATTRIBUTES) {
    eval <<END;
sub $method {
my \$self = shift;
my \$d = \$self->{'_$method'};
\$self->{'_$method'} = shift if \@_;
sub _parse_response {
  my $self    = shift;
  my $content = shift;
  if (my ($warning) = $content =~ m!<ErrorList>(.+)</ErrorList>!s) {
warn "Warning(s) from GenBank: $warning\n";
} if (my ($error) = $content =~ /<OutputMessage>([^<]+)/) { $self->throw("Error from Genbank: $error"); } my ($count) = $content =~ /<Count>(\d+)/; my ($max) = $content =~ /<RetMax>(\d+)/; my $truncated = $count > $max; $self->count($count); if (!$truncated) { my @ids = $content =~ /<Id>(\d+)/g; $self->ids(\@ids); } $self->_truncated($truncated); my ($cookie) = $content =~ m!<WebEnv>(\S+)</WebEnv>!;
my ($querykey) = $content =~ m!<QueryKey>(\d+)!;
$self->cookie(uri_unescape($cookie),$querykey); } 1;
sub _request_parameters {
  my $self = shift;
  my ($method,$base);
  my @params = map {eval("\$self->$_") ? ($_ => eval("\$self->$_")) : () } @ATTRIBUTES;
  push @params,('usehistory'=>'y','tool'=>'bioperl');
  $method = 'get';
  $base   = ESEARCH;
  push @params,('term'   => $self->query);
  push @params,('retmax' => $self->{'_count'} || MAXENTRY);
sub cookie {
  my $self = shift;
  if (@_) {
    $self->{'_cookie'}   = shift;
    $self->{'_querynum'} = shift;

  else {
    @{$self}{qw(_cookie _querynum)};
sub count {
  my $self = shift;
  if (@_) {
    my $d = $self->{'_count'};
    $self->{'_count'}   = shift;
    return $d;
  else {
    return $self->{'_count'};
sub new {
  my $class = shift;
  my $self  = $class->SUPER::new(@_);
  my ($db,$reldate,$mindate,$maxdate,$datetype,$ids)
    = $self->_rearrange([qw(DB RELDATE MINDATE MAXDATE DATETYPE IDS)],@_);
  $self->db($db || DEFAULT_DB);
  $reldate  && $self->reldate($reldate);
  $mindate  && $self->mindate($mindate);
  $maxdate  && $self->maxdate($maxdate);
  $datetype ||= 'mdat';
  $datetype && $self->datetype($datetype);
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AUTHOR - Lincoln SteinTop
The rest of the documentation details each of the
object methods. Internal methods are usually
preceded with a _
 Title   : ids
Usage : @ids = $db->ids([@ids])
Function: get/set matching ids
Returns : array of sequence ids
Args : (optional) array ref with new set of ids
 Title   : query
Usage : $query = $db->query([$query])
Function: get/set query string
Returns : string
Args : (optional) new query string