NAME

get_nfields_by_type --- report the number of fields of a given type in a dirfile

SYNOPSIS

#include <getdata.h>
unsigned int get_nfields_by_type(DIRFILE *dirfile, gd_entype_t type);

DESCRIPTION

The get_nfields_by_type() function queries a dirfile(5) database specified by dirfile and returns the number of fields of type type defined in the database. Notably, this count does not include /META fields.

The dirfile argument must point to a valid DIRFILE object previously created by a call to dirfile_open(3). The type argument should be one of the following symbols indicating the type of field to count:

GD_RAW_ENTRY,~GD_LINCOM_ENTRY,~GD_LINTERP_ENTRY,~ GD_BIT_ENTRY,~GD_MULTIPLY_ENTRY,~GD_PHASE_ENTRY,~ GD_CONST_ENTRY,~GD_STRING_ENTRY,~GD_INDEX_ENTRY

RETURN VALUE

Upon successful completion, get_nfields_by_type() returns the number of defined fields in the dirfile. On error, it returns zero and sets the dirfile error to a non-zero error value. Possible error values are:
GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE
The supplied dirfile was invalid. The dirfile error may be retrieved by calling get_error(3). A descriptive error string for the last error encountered can be obtained from a call to get_error_string(3).

SEE ALSO

dirfile(5), dirfile_open(3), getdata(3), get_error(3), get_error_string(3), get_field_list_by_type(3), get_nfields(3), get_nmfields_by_type(3)