Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.management.openmbean
Class TabularType

java.lang.Object
  extended by javax.management.openmbean.OpenType<TabularData>
      extended by javax.management.openmbean.TabularType
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public class TabularType
extends OpenType<TabularData>

The TabularType class is the open type class whose instances describe the types of TabularData values.

Since:
1.5
See Also:
Serialized Form

Field Summary
 
Fields inherited from class javax.management.openmbean.OpenType
ALLOWED_CLASSNAMES, ALLOWED_CLASSNAMES_LIST
 
Constructor Summary
TabularType(String typeName, String description, CompositeType rowType, String[] indexNames)
          Constructs a TabularType instance, checking for the validity of the given parameters.
 
Method Summary
 boolean equals(Object obj)
          Compares the specified obj parameter with this TabularType instance for equality.
 List<String> getIndexNames()
          Returns, in the same order as was given to this instance's constructor, an unmodifiable List of the names of the items the values of which are used to uniquely index each row element of tabular data values described by this TabularType instance.
 CompositeType getRowType()
          Returns the type of the row elements of tabular data values described by this TabularType instance.
 int hashCode()
          Returns the hash code value for this TabularType instance.
 boolean isValue(Object obj)
          Tests whether obj is a value which could be described by this TabularType instance.
 String toString()
          Returns a string representation of this TabularType instance.
 
Methods inherited from class javax.management.openmbean.OpenType
getClassName, getDescription, getTypeName, isArray
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, finalize, getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

TabularType

public TabularType(String typeName,
                   String description,
                   CompositeType rowType,
                   String[] indexNames)
            throws OpenDataException
Constructs a TabularType instance, checking for the validity of the given parameters. The validity constraints are described below for each parameter.

The Java class name of tabular data values this tabular type represents (ie the class name returned by the getClassName method) is set to the string value returned by TabularData.class.getName().

Parameters:
typeName - The name given to the tabular type this instance represents; cannot be a null or empty string.
 
description - The human readable description of the tabular type this instance represents; cannot be a null or empty string.
 
rowType - The type of the row elements of tabular data values described by this tabular type instance; cannot be null.
 
indexNames - The names of the items the values of which are used to uniquely index each row element in the tabular data values described by this tabular type instance; cannot be null or empty. Each element should be an item name defined in rowType (no null or empty string allowed). It is important to note that the order of the item names in indexNames is used by the methods get and remove of class TabularData to match their array of values parameter to items.
 
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if rowType is null, or indexNames is a null or empty array, or an element in indexNames is a null or empty string, or typeName or description is a null or empty string.
 
OpenDataException - if an element's value of indexNames is not an item name defined in rowType.
Method Detail

getRowType

public CompositeType getRowType()
Returns the type of the row elements of tabular data values described by this TabularType instance.

Returns:
the type of each row.

getIndexNames

public List<String> getIndexNames()

Returns, in the same order as was given to this instance's constructor, an unmodifiable List of the names of the items the values of which are used to uniquely index each row element of tabular data values described by this TabularType instance.

Returns:
a List of String representing the names of the index items.

isValue

public boolean isValue(Object obj)
Tests whether obj is a value which could be described by this TabularType instance.

If obj is null or is not an instance of javax.management.openmbean.TabularData, isValue returns false.

If obj is an instance of javax.management.openmbean.TabularData, say td, the result is true if this TabularType is assignable from td.getTabularType(), as defined in CompositeType.isValue.

Specified by:
isValue in class OpenType<TabularData>
Parameters:
obj - the value whose open type is to be tested for compatibility with this TabularType instance.
Returns:
true if obj is a value for this tabular type, false otherwise.

equals

public boolean equals(Object obj)
Compares the specified obj parameter with this TabularType instance for equality.

Two TabularType instances are equal if and only if all of the following statements are true:


 

Specified by:
equals in class OpenType<TabularData>
Parameters:
obj - the object to be compared for equality with this TabularType instance; if obj is null, equals returns false.
Returns:
true if the specified object is equal to this TabularType instance.
See Also:
Object.hashCode(), Hashtable

hashCode

public int hashCode()
Returns the hash code value for this TabularType instance.

The hash code of a TabularType instance is the sum of the hash codes of all elements of information used in equals comparisons (ie: name, row type, index names). This ensures that t1.equals(t2) implies that t1.hashCode()==t2.hashCode() for any two TabularType instances t1 and t2, as required by the general contract of the method Object.hashCode().

As TabularType instances are immutable, the hash code for this instance is calculated once, on the first call to hashCode, and then the same value is returned for subsequent calls.

Specified by:
hashCode in class OpenType<TabularData>
Returns:
the hash code value for this TabularType instance
See Also:
Object.equals(java.lang.Object), Hashtable

toString

public String toString()
Returns a string representation of this TabularType instance.

The string representation consists of the name of this class (ie javax.management.openmbean.TabularType), the type name for this instance, the row type string representation of this instance, and the index names of this instance.

As TabularType instances are immutable, the string representation for this instance is calculated once, on the first call to toString, and then the same value is returned for subsequent calls.

Specified by:
toString in class OpenType<TabularData>
Returns:
a string representation of this TabularType instance

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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