GD_PUT_CARRAY_SLICE(3) - man page online | library functions

Write CONST or CARRAY data to a dirfile database.

4 July 2012
gd_put_carray_slice(3)                       GETDATA                       gd_put_carray_slice(3)


gd_put_carray, gd_put_carray_slice, gd_put_constant — write CONST or CARRAY data to a dirfile database


#include <getdata.h> int gd_put_carray_slice(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *field_code, unsigned int start, size_t len, gd_type_t data_type, const void *data_in); int gd_put_carray(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *field_code, gd_type_t data_type, const void *data_in); int gd_put_constant(DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *field_code, gd_type_t data_type, const void *data_in);


The gd_put_carray_slice() function writes data to a dirfile(5) database specified by dirfile into the CARRAY scalar array field_code. The data in the field is converted from the data type specified by data_type, and read from in the user-supplied buffer data_in. The location of the first element of the field into which data is stored is given by start, and the number of elements stored is given by len. The gd_put_carray() function behaves similarly, except the whole scalar array is written, as if gd_put_carray_slice() were called with start equal zero and len equal to the value returned by gd_carray_len(3). The gd_put_constant() function is equivalent to calling gd_put_carray_slice() with start equal to zero and len equal to one. None of these inter‐ faces can write to field representations. The argument data_in must point to a valid memory location containing all the data to be written. The number of elements which will be stored by gd_put_carray() may be obtained by calling gd_carray_len(3). Unlike gd_putdata(3), writing data past the end of the field is not permitted. To add data to a CARRAY, first increase its length by calling gd_al‐ ter_carray(3), or another equivalent function. The data_type argument should be one of the following symbols, which indicates the type of the data pointed to by data_in: GD_UINT8 unsigned 8-bit integer GD_INT8 signed (two's complement) 8-bit integer GD_UINT16 unsigned 16-bit integer GD_INT16 signed (two's complement) 16-bit integer GD_UINT32 unsigned 32-bit integer GD_INT32 signed (two's complement) 32-bit integer GD_UINT64 unsigned 64-bit integer GD_INT64 signed (two's complement) 64-bit integer GD_FLOAT32 IEEE-754 standard 32-bit single precision floating point number GD_FLOAT64 IEEE-754 standard 64-bit double precision floating point number GD_COMPLEX64 C99-conformant 64-bit single precision complex number GD_COMPLEX128 C99-conformant 128-bit double precision complex number The type of the input data need not be the same as the storage type of the field. Type conversion will be performed as necessary to return the requested type. The dirfile argu‐ ment must point to a valid DIRFILE object previously created by a call to gd_open(3).


On success, gd_put_carray(), gd_put_carray_slice() and gd_put_constant() return zero. On error, they return -1 and set the dirfile error to a non-zero value. Possible error val‐ ues are: GD_E_ACCMODE The specified dirfile was opened read-only. GD_E_ALLOC The library was unable to allocate memory. GD_E_BAD_CODE The field specified by field_code was not found in the database. GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE An invalid dirfile was supplied. GD_E_BAD_FIELD_TYPE The supplied field_code was not a CONST nor a CARRAY. The caller should use gd_putdata(3), gd_put_constant(3), or gd_put_string(3) instead. GD_E_BAD_TYPE An invalid data_type was specified. GD_E_BOUNDS A request for data beyond the end of the field was made. GD_E_INTERNAL_ERROR An internal error occurred in the library while trying to perform the task. This indicates a bug in the library. Please report the incident to the maintainer. GD_E_PROTECTED The fragment containing the constant was protected from change. The dirfile error may be retrieved by calling gd_error(3). A descriptive error string for the last error encountered may be obtained from a call to gd_error_string(3).


dirfile(5), gd_carray_len(3), gd_carrays(3), gd_error(3), gd_error_string(3), gd_get_car‐ ray_slice(3), gd_open(3), gd_put_constant(3)
Version 0.8.0 4 July 2012 gd_put_carray_slice(3)
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gd_put_carray_slice(3) referred by gd_alter_bit(3) | gd_alter_entry(3) | gd_get_carray_slice(3) | gd_put_string(3) | gd_putdata(3) | GetData(3pm)
refer to dirfile(5) | gd_array_len(3) | gd_carrays(3) | gd_cbopen(3) | gd_error(3) | gd_error_string(3) | gd_put_string(3) | gd_putdata(3)