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DictionaryHandle :: BaseType - Returns internal number for elementary types

The function returns the internal number for elementary types ( STRING , CHAR , INT ,...). If the type name ( strnames ) passed is not a supported basic type the function returns UNDEF .


Should be called: IsBasicType

Return value:  Internal data type number ( int16  )

For user-defined data types (complex data types or enumerations) the internal type identification is a unique number within a schema (dictionary). For ODABA built-in data types the value is negative.

Implementation details

int32 DictionaryHandle  :: BaseType ( NString &strnames )
  • strnames - Type name