OCI Any Data Set Interface Functions

This section describes the Any Data Set Interface functions.

Table 21-7 Any Data Set Functions

Function/Page Purpose

OCIAnyDataSetAddInstance()

Adds a new skeleton instance to the OCIAnyDataSet and all the attributes of the instance are set to NULL.

OCIAnyDataSetBeginCreate()

Allocates an OCIAnyDataSet for the given duration and initializes it with the type information.

OCIAnyDataSetDestroy()

Frees the OCIAnyDataSet.

OCIAnyDataSetEndCreate()

Marks the end of OCIAnyDataSet creation.

OCIAnyDataSetGetCount()

Gets the number of instances in the OCIAnyDataSet

OCIAnyDataSetGetInstance()

Returns the OCIAnyData corresponding to an instance at the current position and updates the current position.

OCIAnyDataSetGetType()

Gets the type corresponding to an OCIAnyDataSet.


OCIAnyDataSetAddInstance()

Purpose

Adds a new skeleton instance to the OCIAnyDataSet and all the attributes of the instance are set to NULL.

Syntax

sword OCIAnyDataSetAddInstance ( OCISvcCtx      *svchp, 
                                 OCIError       *errhp, 
                                 OCIAnyDataSet  *data_set, 
                                 OCIAnyData     **data );

Parameters

svchp (IN)

The OCI service context.

errhp (IN/OUT)

The OCI error handle. If there is an error, it is recorded in err and this function returns OCI_ERROR. Obtain diagnostic information by calling OCIErrorGet().

data_set (IN/OUT)

OCIAnyDataSet to which a new instance is added.

data (IN/OUT)

OCIAnyData corresponding to the newly added instance. If (*data) is NULL, a new OCIAnyData will be allocated for the same duration as the OCIAnyDataSet. If (*data) is not NULL, it will be reused. This OCIAnyData can be subsequently constructed using the OCIAnyDataConvert() call or it can be constructed piece-wise using the OCIAnyDataAttrSet() or the OCIAnyDataCollAddElem() calls.

Comments

This call returns this skeleton instance through the OCIAnyData parameter which can be constructed subsequently by invoking the OCIAnyData API.

Note:

No destruction of the old value is done here. It is your responsibility to destroy the old value pointed to by (*data) and set (*data) to a NULL pointer before beginning to make a sequence of these calls. No deep copying (of OCIType information or of the data part) is done in the returned OCIAnyData. This OCIAnyData cannot be used beyond the allocation duration of the OCIAnyDataSet (it is like a reference into the OCIAnyDataSet). The returned OCIAnyData can be reused on subsequent calls to this function, to sequentially add new data instances to the OCIAnyDataSet.

OCIAnyDataSetBeginCreate()

Purpose

Allocates an OCIAnyDataSet for the given duration and initializes it with the type information. The OCIAnyDataSet can hold multiple instances of the given type.

Syntax

sword OCIAnyDataSetBeginCreate ( OCISvcCtx      *svchp, 
                                 OCIError       *errhp, 
                                 OCITypeCode    typecode, 
                                 const OCIType  *type, 
                                 OCIDuration    dur, 
                                 OCIAnyDataSet  **data_set );

Parameters

svchp (IN)

The OCI service context.

errhp (IN/OUT)

The OCI error handle. If there is an error, it is recorded in err and this function returns OCI_ERROR. Obtain diagnostic information by calling OCIErrorGet().

typecode (IN)

Typecode corresponding to the OCIAnyDataSet.

type (IN)

Type corresponding to the OCIAnyDataSet. If the typecode corresponds to a built-in type (OCI_TYPECODE_NUMBER, and so on), this parameter can be NULL. It should be non-NULL for user defined types (OCI_TYPECODE_OBJECT, OCI_TYPECODE_REF, collection types, and so on).

dur (IN)

Duration for which OCIAnyDataSet is allocated. One of the following:

  • A user duration that was previously created. It can be created by using OCIDurationBegin().

  • A predefined duration, such as OCI_DURATION_SESSION.

data_set (OUT)

Initialized OCIAnyDataSet.

Comments

For performance reasons, the OCIAnyDataSet will end up pointing to the OCIType parameter passed in. It is your responsibility to ensure that the OCIType is longer lived (has allocation duration >= the duration of the OCIAnyData if the OCIType is a transient one, or has allocation/pin duration >= duration of the OCIAnyData, if the OCIType is a persistent one).

OCIAnyDataSetDestroy()

Purpose

Frees the OCIAnyDataSet.

Syntax

sword OCIAnyDataSetDestroy ( OCISvcCtx      *svchp, 
                             OCIError       *errhp, 
                             OCIAnyDataSet  *data_set );

Parameters

svchp (IN)

The OCI service context.

errhp (IN/OUT)

The OCI error handle. If there is an error, it is recorded in err and this function returns OCI_ERROR. Obtain diagnostic information by calling OCIErrorGet().

data_set (IN/OUT)

OCIAnyDataSet to be freed.

OCIAnyDataSetEndCreate()

Purpose

Marks the end of OCIAnyDataSet creation. It should be called after constructing all of its instances.

Syntax

sword OCIAnyDataSetEndCreate ( OCISvcCtx      *svchp, 
                               OCIError       *errhp, 
                               OCIAnyDataSet  *data_set );

Parameters

svchp (IN)

The OCI service context.

errhp (IN/OUT)

The OCI error handle. If there is an error, it is recorded in err and this function returns OCI_ERROR. Obtain diagnostic information by calling OCIErrorGet().

data_set (IN/OUT)

Initialized OCIAnyDataSet.

OCIAnyDataSetGetCount()

Purpose

Gets the number of instances in the OCIAnyDataSet.

Syntax

sword OCIAnyDataSetGetCount( OCISvcCtx      *svchp, 
                             OCIError       *errhp, 
                             OCIAnyDataSet  *data_set, 
                             ub4            *count );

Parameters

svchp (IN)

The OCI service context.

errhp (IN/OUT)

The OCI error handle. If there is an error, it is recorded in err and this function returns OCI_ERROR. Obtain diagnostic information by calling OCIErrorGet().

data_set (IN/OUT)

A well-formed OCIAnyDataSet.

count (OUT)

Number of instances in OCIAnyDataSet.

OCIAnyDataSetGetInstance()

Purpose

Returns the OCIAnyData corresponding to an instance at the current position and updates the current position.

Syntax

sword OCIAnyDataSetGetInstance ( OCISvcCtx      *svchp, 
                                 OCIError       *errhp, 
                                 OCIAnyDataSet  *data_set, 
                                 OCIAnyData     **data );

Parameters

svchp (IN)

The OCI service context.

errhp (IN/OUT)

The OCI error handle. If there is an error, it is recorded in err and this function returns OCI_ERROR. Obtain diagnostic information by calling OCIErrorGet().

data_set (IN/OUT)

A well-formed OCIAnyDataSet.

data (IN/OUT)

OCIAnyData corresponding to the instance. If (*data) is NULL, a new OCIAnyData will be allocated for same duration as the OCIAnyDataSet. If (*data) is not NULL, it will be reused.

Comments

Only sequential access to the instances in an OCIAnyDataSet is allowed. This call returns the OCIAnyData corresponding to an instance at the current position and updates the current position. Subsequently, the OCIAnyData access routines may be used to access the instance.

OCIAnyDataSetGetType()

Purpose

Gets the type corresponding to an OCIAnyDataSet.

Syntax

sword OCIAnyDataSetGetType ( OCISvcCtx      *svchp, 
                             OCIError       *errhp, 
                             OCIAnyDataSet  *data_set, 
                             OCITypeCode    *tc,
                             OCIType        **type );

Parameters

svchp (IN)

The OCI service context.

errhp (IN/OUT)

The OCI error handle. If there is an error, it is recorded in err and this function returns OCI_ERROR. Obtain diagnostic information by calling OCIErrorGet().

data_set (IN)

Initialized OCIAnyDataSet.

tc (OUT)

The typecode corresponding to the type of the OCIAnyDataSet.

type (OUT)

The type corresponding to the OCIAnyDataSet. This will be NULL if the OCIAnyData corresponds to a built-in type.