%ISINFOA

Return alpha ISAM file status and key information

WTSupported in traditional Synergy on Windows
WNSupported in Synergy .NET on Windows
USupported on UNIX
VSupported on OpenVMS
info = %ISINFOA(channel, request[, key][, segment])

or

xcall ISINFOA(info, channel, request[, key][, segment]) 

Return value

info

The information that is specified by the request keyword. (a)

Arguments

channel

The channel number. (n)

request

One of the following keywords that specifies the information to be returned. (See the Values Returned on OpenVMS for %ISINFOA table for OpenVMS‑specific information.) (a)

"FILENAME"

The filename. (a)

"FOPTS"

A file option string containing one or more of the following, separated by commas: (a)

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"COMPRESS"

Data is compressed.

"ERASE_ON_DELETE" Record will be erased when it is deleted.

"FIXED"

Records are of fixed length.

"MULTIPLE"

Records are of multiple fixed length.

"VARIABLE"

Records are of variable length.

"NOROLLBACK"

Rollback function is prohibited.

"PAGE=size"

Page size is size.

"RECORD_LIMIT=recs"

Number of records cannot exceed recs.

"SIZE_LIMIT=max_size"

File size cannot exceed the number of megabytes in max_size.

"STATIC_RFA"

Records have constant RFAs.

"STORED_GRFA" Generates and stores the CRC-32 part of an RFA to each record header on each STORE or WRITE

"TBYTE"

File uses 48‑bit (REV 6) or 40‑bit (REV 4) addressing.

"TRACK_CHANGES"

Change tracking is enabled.

portable integer specifications  

"KTYPE"

One of the following key types:

"A" = Alpha

"N" = Nocase

"D" = Decimal

"I" = Integer

"U" = Unsigned

"S" = Sequence

"T" = Timestamp

"C" = CTimestamp

If no segment is specified, KTYPE returns the type of the first segment (which is the type of the key if the key is not segmented). (a)

"NULL"

One of the following values: (a)

"SHORT"

"REPLICATE"

"NOREPLICATE"

"NONE"

"NULLVALUE"

A string containing the null value as defined in the VALUE_NULL ISAMC option. If the key has no null value, an error is generated. (a)

"KEYNAME"

The key name. (a)

"STRING"

A string that contains the key information in ISAMC routine format. (a)

"CREATEDATE"

The date the file was created. If no date is available, the string “NODATE” is returned. (a)

"CLEARDATE"

The date the file was last cleared (using isclr). If no date is available, the string “NODATE” is returned. (a)

"REINDEXDATE"

The date the file was last reindexed (using isutl). If no date is available, the string “NODATE” is returned. (a)

"VERIFYDATE"

The date the file was last verified (using isutl). If no date is available, the string “NODATE” is returned. (a)

"FILTXT"

The user‑defined file header text associated with the file. (a)

key

(optional) The key the information is about: (n)

0 = Primary key (default)

1 = First alternate key

2 = Second alternate key

n = Any subsequent alternate keys

segment

(optional) The segment the information is about, where 1 is the first and default segment, 2 is the second segment, etc. (n)

Discussion

If request is FILENAME, FOPTS, CREATEDATE, CLEARDATE, REINDEXDATE, or VERIFYDATE, both the key and segment arguments are ignored. If request is NULL, NULLVALUE, KEYNAME, or STRING, the segment argument is ignored.

Data is moved into info according to the rules for moving alpha data. No error is generated on data overflow.

On OpenVMS, only the supported ISAM features are returned. The table below shows the values returned for %ISINFOA.

Values Returned on OpenVMS for %ISINFOA

Keyword

Returned value

FOPTS

A file option string that contains one or more of the following values:

“COMPRESS”

“FIXED”

“VARIABLE”

KTYPE

One of the following key types:

“U” Unsigned

“I”  Integer

“C” Collating

“P” Packed

“A” Alpha (string)

The type is associated with the key and not the segment.

NULL

One of the following values:

“REPLICATE”

“NONE”

CLEARDATE,
REINDEXDATE,
VERIFYDATE

“NODATE”

The following error conditions are possible:

See also

%ISINFO.

Examples

a_value = %isinfoa(ismchn, "KTYPE", key0, seg1)

For a more complete example, see %ISINFO Examples.