A %Calendar.Hijri object contains a sequence of monthly lunar observations
that can be installed into a Cache process so that the $ZDATE[TIME][H](x,20,...)
and $ZDATE[TIME][H](x,21,...) functions use those observations when
computing Hijri dates.
produces a new Hijri Observation Calendar object with the
the calendar name specified by the argument Name. The argument
Year is the Hijri year number for the year containing the first 12 lunar
observations. The argument DateH contains a Cache $HOROLOG date
value specifying the first day of the first Hijri year containing
observational data. The String Months contains the observations starting
from the first month of Hijri year Year. If the length of Months string
argument is not a multiple 12 then extra observations will be added to fill
out to the end of the last year. These extra months will attempt to
bring the last day of the Observed calendar years closer to the
Tabular calendar. These supplied months can be changed in the future
after the actual observations are available.
A character in the string Months must be "0" if there is a lunar
observation which ends the corresponding month on the 29th day.
The character in the string Months must be "1" if there is no
lunar observation on the 29th day of the month and that month instead
has 30 days. No characters other than "0" and "1" are permitted in
the Months string.
Note the description of the Delta property which keeps track of the difference
between the Observational Calendar and the Tabular Calendar. When a %Calendar.Hijri
is created (by the %New method) or is modified (by the AddObservation method),
there is a restriction that the the difference between the Observed Calendar dates
and the corresponding Tabular Calendar dates cannot be greater than 5 days apart. Such a
difference between the Observed Calendar and the Tabular Calendar indicates
an error in the observational data that is trying to become part of the %Calendar.Hijri
object. An attempt to have a difference that is more than 5 days earlier or more
than 5 days later means the new object will not be created or that an existing
object will not be modified.
Users of the %Calendar.Hijri Class are encouraged to suggest
improvements to InterSystems that could be added to this Class
Parameter #EarlyDate is smallest (most negative) DateH value than
can be passed to ##class(%Calendar.Hijri).%New(Name,Year,DateH,Months)
when creating a new %Calendar.Hijri object. It is 5 days earlier
than AH date 1 1 0001 in the Tabular Hijri calendar. Note that the
Tabular calendar will not handle DateH values earlier than -445031.
parameter MaxYear = 2000;
Parameter #MaxYear specifies the maximum number of Hijri years
containing observations that can be loaded into a Cache process.
Properties (Including Private)
property BeginDateH as %Date [ Required , ReadOnly ];
Property BeginDateH is the $HOROLOG format date corresponding
to first day of the first year containing lunar observations.
property CalendarName as %String [ Required , ReadOnly ];
Property CalendarName contains the unique name of the
%Calendar.Hijri object. The CalendarName in the ID key used
to locate a particular %Calendar.Hijri object by evaluating
property Delta as %String [ Transient , ReadOnly ];
Delta is a string of characters indicating the difference
between the Observed calendar and the Tabular calendar on
the first day of every year. The character "F" indicates a delta
of 0; the characters "A"..."E" indicate deltas of -5..-1;
and the characters "G"..."K" indicates deltas of +1..+5.
The length of the string Delta is EndYear - BeginYear + 1.
The first character of Delta indicates the difference between
$ZDATE("1 1 "_..BeginYear,21)-$ZDATE("1 1 "_.BeginYear,19)
I.e., the difference between the Calendar with lunar observations
and the Tabular Calendar on the first year containing
observations. On first day of each year, the delta
between Observed Calendar minus the Tabluar Calendar must be in
the range -5 .. +5. The last character of the string Delta
indicates the difference between the Observed Calendar minus the
Tabular Calendar on the first day of year ..EndYear.
The method AddObservation will modify a lunar observation in the last year
of the %Calendar.Hijri object. If necessary, an additional year of observations will
be added to the object when the observation is in the year following the
last year of observations. The additional year will be constructed to sync the
Observed Calendar with the Tabular Calendar before adding the new Observation.
If the new Observation is being made to a month before Month 12 then AddNewObservation
method will attempt to modify an observation in a month following the new Observation
so that the Observed - Tabular difference at the end of the year is not changed.
You must have installed all the observations for the months of the last year before
you use AddObservation to add an observations for a new, additional ending year. After
a new year is added to the table of observations, the only way to modify any preceding
year to to call ##class(%Calendar.Hijri).%New(Name,Year,DateH,Months) to in create a new object
containing the modified observations. (Hint: If you want to keep the same name as an
existing object then you must delete the existing object before creating a new object
with the same name.)
Note: AddObservation just modifies the in-process copy of the Calendar. You must use
the %Save method to save the modification back to your namespace. Also, AddObservation
does not "install" your change into the process. You must use the InstallCalendar
method to have the $ZDATE[TIME][H](x,20,...) or $ZDATE[TIME][H](x,21,...) functions
start using the new observation.