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DictionaryHandle - Dictionary Handle

Inherits:  DatabaseHandle

The dictionary handle is used for providing schema definitions from the dictionary. The dictionary creates internal images from the externally stored schema definitions. These internal images (e.g. DBStructDef ) can be provided by means of dictionary functions.

Because the dictionary handle is a database handle ( DatabaseHandle ) one may access schema information directly via property handle functions.


System resources as documentation object types are usually available internally, only, and cannot be read from the dictionary database.