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NAME

       gd_entry_type — retrieve the type of a Dirfile field

SYNOPSIS

       #include <getdata.h>

       gd_entype_t gd_entry_type(const DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *field_code);

DESCRIPTION

       The  gd_entry_type()  function  queries  a  dirfile(5)  database  specified by dirfile and
       returns the field type of the field specified by field_code.   If  field_code  contains  a
       valid representation suffix, it will be ignored.

       The gd_entype_t type is an enumerated type which may take any of the following values:

              GD_BIT_ENTRY, GD_CARRAY_ENTRY, GD_CONST_ENTRY, GD_DIVIDE_ENTRY, GD_INDEX_ENTRY,
              GD_INDIR_ENTRY, GD_LINCOM_ENTRY, GD_LINTERP_ENTRY, GD_MPLEX_ENTRY,
              GD_MULTIPLY_ENTRY, GD_PHASE_ENTRY, GD_POLYNOM_ENTRY, GD_RAW_ENTRY, GD_RECIP_ENTRY,
              GD_SARRAY_ENTRY, GD_SBIT_ENTRY, GD_SINDIR_ENTRY, GD_STRING_ENTRY, GD_WINDOW_ENTRY.

RETURN VALUE

       Upon successful completion, gd_entry_type() returns the field type of the specified field.
       On  error,  gd_entry_type() returns GD_NO_ENTRY and stores a negative-valued error code in
       the DIRFILE object which may be retrieved by a subsequent call to  gd_error(3).   Possible
       error codes are:

       GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE
               The supplied dirfile was invalid.

       GD_E_BAD_CODE
               The field specified by field_code was not found in the database.

       A descriptive error string for the error may be obtained by calling gd_error_string(3).

HISTORY

       The get_entry_type() function appeared in GetData-0.5.0.

       In GetData-0.7.0, this function was renamed to gd_entry_type().

SEE ALSO

       gd_entry(3),     gd_error(3),    gd_error_string(3),    gd_fragmentname(3),    gd_open(3),
       gd_parent_fragment(3), dirfile(5)