StringTable DataFlex Reference Documentation

StringTable

Current Version: 9.5.0.73

A memory efficient class for holding a large number of strings (accessible by index). The primary use is as a read-only table of strings that is built once and then used by the application.

This class is introduced in Chilkat v9.5.0.62.

Object Creation

// (Dataflex programs use the 32-bit Chilkat ActiveX)
Handle hoStringTable
Get Create(RefClass(cComChilkatStringTable)) to hoStringTable

Properties

Count
Function ComCount Returns Integer
Introduced in version 9.5.0.62

The number of strings in the table.

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DebugLogFilePath
Function ComDebugLogFilePath Returns String
Procedure Set ComDebugLogFilePath String value

If set to a file path, causes each Chilkat method or property call to automatically append it's LastErrorText to the specified log file. The information is appended such that if a hang or crash occurs, it is possible to see the context in which the problem occurred, as well as a history of all Chilkat calls up to the point of the problem. The VerboseLogging property can be set to provide more detailed information.

This property is typically used for debugging the rare cases where a Chilkat method call hangs or generates an exception that halts program execution (i.e. crashes). A hang or crash should generally never happen. The typical causes of a hang are:

  1. a timeout related property was set to 0 to explicitly indicate that an infinite timeout is desired,
  2. the hang is actually a hang within an event callback (i.e. it is a hang within the application code), or
  3. there is an internal problem (bug) in the Chilkat code that causes the hang.

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LastBinaryResult
Function ComLastBinaryResult Returns Variant
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The binary data returned by the last (binary data returning) method called. Only available if Chilkat.Global.KeepBinaryResult is set to True. This provides a means for obtaining large varbinary results in the SQL Server environment (where limitations exist in getting large amounts of data returned by method calls, but where temp tables can be used for binary properties).

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LastErrorHtml
Function ComLastErrorHtml Returns String

Provides information in HTML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastErrorText
Function ComLastErrorText Returns String

Provides information in plain-text format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastErrorXml
Function ComLastErrorXml Returns String

Provides information in XML format about the last method/property called. If a method call returns a value indicating failure, or behaves unexpectedly, examine this property to get more information.

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LastMethodSuccess
Function ComLastMethodSuccess Returns Boolean
Procedure Set ComLastMethodSuccess Boolean value
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

Indicate whether the last method call succeeded or failed. A value of True indicates success, a value of False indicates failure. This property is automatically set for method calls. It is not modified by property accesses. The property is automatically set to indicate success for the following types of method calls:

  • Any method that returns a string.
  • Any method returning a Chilkat object, binary bytes, or a date/time.
  • Any method returning a standard boolean status value where success = True and failure = False.
  • Any method returning an integer where failure is defined by a return value less than zero.

Note: Methods that do not fit the above requirements will always set this property equal to True. For example, a method that returns no value (such as a "void" in C++) will technically always succeed.

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LastStringResult
Function ComLastStringResult Returns String
Introduced in version 9.5.0.52

The string return value of the last (string returning) method called. Only available if Chilkat.Global.KeepStringResult is set to True. This provides a means for obtaining large string results in the SQL Server environment (where limitations exist in getting long strings returned by method calls, but where temp tables can be used for string properties).

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LastStringResultLen
Function ComLastStringResultLen Returns Integer
Introduced in version 9.5.0.53

The length, in characters, of the string contained in the LastStringResult property.

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VerboseLogging
Function ComVerboseLogging Returns Boolean
Procedure Set ComVerboseLogging Boolean value

If set to True, then the contents of LastErrorText (or LastErrorXml, or LastErrorHtml) may contain more verbose information. The default value is False. Verbose logging should only be used for debugging. The potentially large quantity of logged information may adversely affect peformance.

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Version
Function ComVersion Returns String

Version of the component/library, such as "9.5.0.63"

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Methods

Append
Function ComAppend String value Returns Boolean
Introduced in version 9.5.0.62

Appends a string to the table.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

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AppendFromFile
Function ComAppendFromFile Integer maxLineLen String charset String path Returns Boolean
Introduced in version 9.5.0.62

Appends strings, one per line, from a file. Each line in the path should be no longer than the length specified in maxLineLen. The charset indicates the character encoding of the contents of the file, such as "utf-8", "iso-8859-1", "Shift_JIS", etc.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

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AppendFromSb
Function ComAppendFromSb cComChilkatStringBuilder sb Returns Boolean
Introduced in version 9.5.0.62

Appends strings, one per line, from the contents of a StringBuilder object.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

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Clear
Procedure ComClear
Introduced in version 9.5.0.62

Removes all the strings from the table.

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IntAt
Function ComIntAt Integer index Returns Integer
Introduced in version 9.5.0.63

Returns the Nth string in the table, converted to an integer value. The index is 0-based. (The first string is at index 0.) Returns -1 if no string is found at the specified index. Returns 0 if the string at the specified index exist, but is not an integer.

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SaveToFile
Function ComSaveToFile String charset Boolean bCrlf String path Returns Boolean
Introduced in version 9.5.0.62

Saves the string table to a file. The charset is the character encoding to use, such as "utf-8", "iso-8859-1", "windows-1252", "Shift_JIS", "gb2312", etc. If bCrlf is True, then CRLF line endings are used, otherwise LF-only line endings are used.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

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SplitAndAppend
Function ComSplitAndAppend String inStr String delimiterChar Boolean exceptDoubleQuoted Boolean exceptEscaped Returns Boolean
Introduced in version 9.5.0.62

Splits a string into parts based on a single character delimiterChar. If exceptDoubleQuoted is True, then the delimiter char found between double quotes is not treated as a delimiter. If exceptEscaped is True, then an escaped (with a backslash) delimiter char is not treated as a delimiter.

Returns True for success, False for failure.

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StringAt
Function ComStringAt Integer index Returns String
Introduced in version 9.5.0.62

Returns the Nth string in the table. The index is 0-based. (The first string is at index 0.)

Returns null on failure

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