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.
Evaluating ##class(%Calendar.Hijri).%New(Name,Year,DateH,Months) 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 specifies the maximum number of Hijri years containing observations that can be loaded into a Cache process.
Property BeginDateH is the $HOROLOG format date corresponding to first day of the first year containing lunar observations.
Property BeginYear is the AH year containing the first observation
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 ##class(%Calendar.Hijri).OpenId(CalendarName)
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.
Property EndYear is the AH year following the year with the last string of observations.
Property Months is a string of "1"s and "0"s where each character specifies the lunar observation for the corresponding month. The length of the string Months is (EndYear - BeginYear) * 12.
The character "0" indicates a 29 day month; the character "1" indicates a 30 day month.
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.
The Method InstallCalendar installs the Observed Calendar contained in the %Calendar.Hijri object into the Cache process for use by the $ZDATE[TIME][H](x,mode,...) functions, where mode is one of 20 or 21.
The IsLeap(Year) Class Method returns 1 if Year is a Tabular Leap Year; otherwise it returns 0.
The RemoveCalendar() Class Method removes any lunar observations installed in the Cache process so the $ZDATE[TIME][H] functions using date formats 20 and 21 default to using the Tabular Hijri Calendar instead of using lunar Observations to control the Hijri Calendar.