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NAME

       gd_hide, gd_unhide — hide or unhide a Dirfile database entry

SYNOPSIS

       #include <getdata.h>

       int gd_hide(const DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *entry_name);

       int gd_unhide(const DIRFILE *dirfile, const char *entry_name);

DESCRIPTION

       The  gd_hide()  function  hides  the  field  or  alias called entry_name in the dirfile(5)
       database specified by dirfile and indicates whether the field or alias called is hidden or
       not.   Similarly, the gd_unhide() function unhides the specified entry.  An entry can also
       be hidden or unhidden using gd_alter_entry(3).

       By default, a hidden entry does  not  appear  in  the  lists  returned  by  the  functions
       gd_match_entries(3),  gd_entry_list(3)  gd_constants(3),  or  gd_strings(3), including the
       special-case versions of gd_entry_list(3) such as gd_field_list(3).  These  omissions  are
       also  reflected  in  the  counts  returned  by  the  corresponding field counting function
       gd_nentries(3) and it's special-case versions (gd_nfields(3), &c.).

RETURN VALUE

       Upon successful completion, gd_hide() and gd_unhide() return zero.  On error, they  return
       a negative-valued error code.  Possible error codes are:

       GD_E_ACCMODE
               The specified dirfile was opened read-only.

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

       GD_E_BAD_DIRFILE
               The supplied dirfile was invalid.

       GD_E_PROTECTED
               The  metadata  of  the  affected format specification fragments was protected from
               change.

       The error code is also stored in the DIRFILE  object  and  may  be  retrieved  after  this
       function  returns by calling gd_error(3).  A descriptive error string for the error may be
       obtained by calling gd_error_string(3).

HISTORY

       The gd_hide() and gd_unhide() functions appeared in GetData-0.8.0.

       In GetData-0.10.0, the error return from these functions changed from -1  to  a  negative-
       valued error code.

SEE ALSO

       gd_alter_entry(3), gd_field_list(3), gd_hidden(3), gd_nfields(3), gd_open(3), dirfile(5)