GD_ENTRY_TYPE(3) - man page online | library functions

Retrieve the type of a dirfile field.

21 August 2012
gd_entry_type(3)                             GETDATA                             gd_entry_type(3)


gd_entry_type — retrieve the type of a dirfile field


#include <getdata.h> gd_entype_t gd_entry_type(const DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *field_code);


The gd_entry_type() function queries a dirfile(5) database specified by dirfile and re‐ turns the field type of the field specified by field_code. If field_code contains a valid representation suffix, it will be ignored. The gd_entype_t type is an enumerated type which may take any of the following values: GD_BIT_ENTRY, GD_CARRAY_ENTRY, GD_CONST_ENTRY, GD_DIVIDE_ENTRY, GD_INDEX_ENTRY, GD_LINCOM_ENTRY, GD_LINTERP_ENTRY, GD_MPLEX_ENTRY, GD_MULTIPLY_ENTRY, GD_PHASE_ENTRY, GD_POLYNOM_ENTRY, GD_RAW_ENTRY, GD_RECIP_ENTRY, GD_SBIT_ENTRY, GD_STRING_ENTRY, GD_WINDOW_ENTRY.


Upon successful completion, gd_entry_type() returns the field type of the specified field. On error, gd_entry_type() returns GD_NO_ENTRY and sets the dirfile error a non-zero error value. Possible error values are: GD_E_ALLOC The library was unable to allocate memory. GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE The supplied dirfile was invalid. GD_E_BAD_CODE The field specified by field_code was not found in the database. The dirfile error may be retrieved by calling gd_error(3). A descriptive error string for the last error encountered can be obtained from a call to gd_error_string(3).


gd_cbopen(3), gd_entry(3), gd_error(3), gd_error_string(3), gd_fragmentname(3), gd_par‐ ent_fragment(3), dirfile(5)
Version 0.8.0 21 August 2012 gd_entry_type(3)
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gd_entry_type(3) referred by GetData(3pm)
refer to dirfile(5) | gd_cbopen(3) | gd_entry(3) | gd_error(3) | gd_error_string(3) | gd_fragmentname(3)