Oracle Coherence for C++ API


KeyExtractor Class Reference

#include <coherence/util/extractor/KeyExtractor.hpp>

Inherits AbstractExtractor.

List of all members.

Detailed Description

The KeyExtractor is a special purpose ValueExtractor implementation that serves as an indicator that a query should be run against the key objects rather than the values.

The major difference between the KeyExtractor and a standard ReflectionExtractor is that when used in various EntryFilter implementations it forces the evaluation of entry keys rather than entry values.

For example, consider a key object that consists of two properties: "FirstName" and "LastName". To retrieve all keys that have a value of the "LastName" property equal to "Smith", the following query could be used:

 ValueExtractor::View extractor = KeyExtractor::create("getLastName");
 Set::View setKeys = cache->keySet(EqualsFilter::create(extractor, "Smith"));

As of Coherence 3.5, the same effect can be achieved for subclasses of the AbstractExtractor, for example:
 ValueExtractor::View vExtractor = ReflectionExtractor::create("getLastName",
       NULL, AbstractExtractor::KEY);
 Set::View setKeys = cache->keySet(EqualsFilter::create(vExtractor, "Smith"));

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Public Types

typedef spec::Handle Handle
 KeyExtractor Handle definition.
typedef spec::View View
 KeyExtractor View definition.
typedef spec::Holder Holder
 KeyExtractor Holder definition.

Public Member Functions

virtual Object::Holder extract (Object::Holder ohTarget) const
 Extract the value from the passed object.

The returned value may be NULL.

ohTarget an Object to retrieve the value from
the extracted value; NULL is an acceptable value
ClassCastException if this ValueExtractor is incompatible with the passed object to extract a value from and the implementation requires the passed object to be of a certain type
Exception if this ValueExtractor encounters an exception in the course of extracting the value
IllegalArgumentException if this ValueExtractor cannot handle the passed object for any other reason; an implementor should include a descriptive message

virtual void readExternal (PofReader::Handle hIn)
virtual void writeExternal (PofWriter::Handle hOut) const
virtual bool equals (Object::View v) const
virtual size32_t hashCode () const
 Return a hash code value for the Object.

This method is supported for the benefit of hash-based containers.

The general contract of hashCode is:

  • Whenever it is invoked on the same Object more than once during an execution of an application, the hashCode method must consistently return the same value, provided no information used in equals comparisons on the object is modified. This value need not remain consistent from one execution of an application to another execution of the same application.
  • If two Objects are equal according to the equals method, then calling the hashCode method on each of the two Objects must produce the same value.
  • It is not required that if two Objects are unequal according to the equals method, then calling the hashCode method on each of the two objects must produce distinct results. However, the programmer should be aware that producing distinct results for unequal objects may improve the performance of hash-based containers.

The default implementation is identity based.

a hash code value for this Object

virtual void toStream (std::ostream &out) const
 Output a human-readable description of this Object to the given stream.

coherence::lang::operator<<(std::ostream, Object::View) is defined and will call into the toStream method, to output Objects. If a managed String object is desired, the COH_TO_STRING macro can be used to build up a String from streamable contents.

 Object::View vKey   = ...
 Object::View vValue = ...
 std::cout << vKey << " = " << vValue << std::endl;

 String::Handle hs = COH_TO_STRING(vKey << " = " << vValue);

out the stream used to output the description

getExtractor () const
 Obtain the underlying ValueExtractor.

Protected Member Functions

 KeyExtractor ()
 Create and return a Handle to a new Object instance.
 KeyExtractor (ValueExtractor::View vExtractor)
 Construct a KeyExtractor based on a specified ValueExtractor.

Protected Attributes

< ValueExtractor
 The underlying ValueExtractor.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

KeyExtractor ( ValueExtractor::View  vExtractor  )  [protected]

Construct a KeyExtractor based on a specified ValueExtractor.

vExtractor the underlying ValueExtractor

Member Function Documentation

virtual ValueExtractor::View getExtractor (  )  const [virtual]

Obtain the underlying ValueExtractor.

the ValueExtractor

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