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Check a dirfile field code for validity.

19 August 2011
gd_validate(3)                               GETDATA                               gd_validate(3)


gd_validate — check a dirfile field code for validity


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


The gd_validate() function queries a dirfile(5) database specified by dirfile and checks whether field_code, which may contain a representation suffix, specifies a valid field. The dirfile argument must point to a valid DIRFILE object previously created by a call to gd_open(3). This function checks whether the field and its input fields (if any) are found, whether the representation suffix (if any) is valid, and also that all non-literal parameters specify valid scalar fields.


If all checks pass, gd_validate() returns zero. On error, it returns -1 and sets the dirfile error to a non-zero error value. Possible error values are: GD_E_BAD_CODE The field specified by field_code or one of the fields it uses as input was not found in the database. GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE The supplied dirfile was invalid. GD_E_BAD_SCALAR A non-literal scalar used in the definition of the field or one of its inputs was not found, or was not a CONST or CARRAY field. GD_E_DIMENSION A scalar field was found where a vector field was expected. 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).


It is not necessary to call this function before passing a field code to another GetData function: all functions which accept field codes perform these checks themselves.


dirfile(5), gd_getdata(3), gd_error(3), gd_error_string(3), gd_open(3)
Version 0.8.0 19 August 2011 gd_validate(3)
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gd_validate(3) referred by gd_entry(3)
refer to dirfile(5) | gd_cbopen(3) | gd_error(3) | gd_error_string(3) | gd_getdata(3)