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stream class %Stream.TmpCharacter extends %Stream.Object

Temporary character stream. Any calls to save this just return without doing any work.

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parameter BUFFERLEN = 32656,32656;
Number of characters that we are storing in each global node If this includes a ',' then format size on non-long string then size on long string enabled system


property LineTerminator as %String (MAXLEN = 10) [ InitialExpression = $char(13,10) , Transient ];
Type of line terminator we use for this stream, defaults to Cr/Lf. Maximum length is 10 characters.
Property methods: LineTerminatorDisplayToLogical(), LineTerminatorGet(), LineTerminatorIsValid(), LineTerminatorLogicalToDisplay(), LineTerminatorLogicalToOdbc(), LineTerminatorNormalize(), LineTerminatorSet()
property RemoveOnClose as %Boolean [ InitialExpression = 0 , Transient ];
If true then remove the permanent global as well as any temp global when this object is closed If you call %Save on a stream where RemoveOnClose is true it will set this to false as if you explicitly save the stream you no longer want it to be removed when the object is closed. In order to make sure %Save always runs the logic to reset the flag setting this to true causes %IsModified/%ObjectModified to return true.
Property methods: RemoveOnCloseDisplayToLogical(), RemoveOnCloseGet(), RemoveOnCloseIsValid(), RemoveOnCloseLogicalToDisplay(), RemoveOnCloseNormalize(), RemoveOnCloseSet()


classmethod %Exists(soid As %ObjectIdentity) as %Boolean
Inherited description: Checks to see if the object identified by the OID oid exists in the extent.

Returns %Boolean TRUE is it exists, FALSE if it does not.

method %IsModified() as %Integer
Inherited description: Returns true (1) if a property of this instance has been modified, otherwise false (0). A TRUE result does not necessarily mean that any property has actually been changed. If %IsModified() returns false then the object has not been modified. There are some situations where we simply cannot efficiently detect a change in value. In these cases we will set the modified status of the property.
method %IsNull() as %Boolean
Returns true if this is a "NULL" stream; that is, a stream which has never been written to and saved. This is used by the Caché ODBC server.
method %NormalizeObject() as %Status
Inherited description: Normalizes all of an object's property values by invoking the data type Normalize methods. Many data types may allow many different representations of the same value. Normalization converts a value to its cannonical, or normalized, form.
classmethod %ObjectIsNull(soid As %ObjectIdentity) as %Boolean
Inherited description: Return true if this stream oid is a null stream and false if the stream is not null
method %ObjectModified() as %Integer
Inherited description: This method is somewhat similar to %IsModified but it also checks to see if swizzled references would cause the object to become modified should they be serialized. This works on the assumption that a reference to a persistent object will never be modified if the ID has already been assigned. For references to serial objects, a call to %ObjectModified indicates whether or not the serialized value is different. If the reference to a swizzled object is different from the initial object state then the $$$objModAll macro will already return true. Reference the Set code. Returns true (1) if this instance has been modified, otherwise false (0).
method %ValidateObject(force As %Library.Integer = 0, checkserial As %Library.Boolean = 1) as %Status
Inherited description: This method validates an object. The %Save method of a persistent class calls it before filing any objects in the database. The %ValidateObject method of a referencing object can call it. You can also call it explicitly at any time.

%ValidateObject() does the following:

  1. It tests if any required property values are missing.
  2. If the PROPERTYVALIDATION class parameter is set to ValidateOnSave, it validates each non-null property value by calling the property method IsValid on each literal property and the object's %ValidateObject method for object-valued properties.
  3. If present, it will call a user-supplied %OnValidateObject() method.

If any of these tests fail, %ValidateObject() immediately returns an error value. It is up to the caller of %ValidateObject to process the error value.

Returns a %Status value indicating success or failure.

method Clear(permanent As %Boolean = 1) as %Status
Inherited description: Clear the contents of this Stream from permanent storage. This will remove the permanent stream storage and any temporary stream and initialise the stream to its initial state that it starts in, including removing all the stream attributes.

Returns a %Status value indicating success or failure.

method CopyFrom(source As %Stream.Object) as %Status
Inherited description: Copies the contents of source into this Stream.

For example, you can copy oldstream into a new stream:

  Set newstream=##class(%GlobalCharacterStream).%New()
  Do newstream.CopyFrom(oldstream)

Returns a %Status value indicating success or failure.

method Flush() as %Status
Inherited description: Flush any output in the stream not already saved.
method IsNull() as %Boolean
Returns true if this is a "NULL" stream; that is, a stream which has never been written to and saved. This is used by the Caché ODBC server.
final method LastModifiedGet() as %TimeStamp
method MoveToEnd() as %Status
Inherited description: Move to the end of the stream so the next Write will be appended to the end. This allows you to read from a stream, then MoveToEnd() and append new data, where just calling Write() after a read will clear the stream before writing new data.

Returns a %Status value indicating success or failure.

method OutputToDevice(ByRef len As %Integer = -1) as %Status
Inherited description: Write out len characters of the stream to the current device starting from the current position. This method is optimised for performance by the various sub classes. If len is omitted or set to -1 then it will write out the entire stream starting at the beginning.
method Read(ByRef len As %Integer, ByRef sc As %Status) as %CacheString
Inherited description: Reads up to len characters from the current position in the stream. The current position is advanced by the number of characters read. Upon exit, len is set to the actual number of characters read. If a read occurs when the stream position is at the end of the stream, len will be set to -1 and Read() will return a null string (""). If no len is passed in, ie. 'Read()' then it is up to the Read implementation as to how much data to return. Some stream classes use this to optimize the amount of data returned to align this with the underlying storage of the stream.

You must call Rewind() if you want to read a stream from the beginning again. Calling Read() after Write() implicitly ends the Write() operation and rewinds to the start of the stream.

Returns a string up to len characters long. The byref argument sc will return a %Status