#include <db.h>

DB->set_lorder(DB *db, int lorder);  

Set the byte order for integers in the stored database metadata. The host byte order of the machine where the Berkeley DB library was compiled will be used if no byte order is set.

The access methods provide no guarantees about the byte ordering of the application data stored in the database, and applications are responsible for maintaining any necessary ordering.

The DB->set_lorder() method configures a database, not only operations performed using the specified DB handle.

The DB->set_lorder() method may not be called after the DB->open() method is called. If the database already exists when DB->open() is called, the information specified to DB->set_lorder() will be ignored.

If creating additional databases in a single physical file, information specified to DB->set_lorder() will be ignored and the byte order of the existing databases will be used.

The DB->set_lorder() method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 0 on success.



The lorder parameter should represent the byte order as an integer; for example, big endian order is the number 4,321, and little endian order is the number 1,234.


The DB->set_lorder() method may fail and return one of the following non-zero errors:


If the method was called after DB->open() was called; or if an invalid flag value or parameter was specified.



See Also

Database and Related Methods