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NAME

       pmLookupInDomText - return text describing a performance metrics instance domain

C SYNOPSIS

       #include <pcp/pmapi.h>

       int pmLookupInDomText(pmInDom indom, int level, char **buffer);

       cc ... -lpcp

DESCRIPTION

       Retrieve  descriptive  text  about  the  performance metrics instance domain identified by
       indom.

       The value for the instance domain indom is typically extracted from  a  pmDesc  structure,
       following a call to pmLookupDesc(3) for a particular performance metric.

       The argument level should be PM_TEXT_ONELINE for a one-line summary, else PM_TEXT_HELP for
       a more verbose description, suited to a help dialog.

       The space pointed to  by  buffer  will  have  been  allocated  in  pmLookupInDomText  with
       malloc(3),  and  it is the responsibility of the caller to free(3) the space when it is no
       longer required.

       pmLookupInDomText returns zero on success.

DIAGNOSTICS

       PM_ERR_NOTHOST
              For archives created with versions of PCP  prior  to  4.0,  if  the  current  PMAPI
              context  is an archive log (help and one-line text was previously not maintained in
              the archive logs)

SEE ALSO

       chkhelp(1),  newhelp(1),  PMAPI(3),  pmGetConfig(3),  pmLookupDesc(3),  pmLookupLabels(3),
       pmLookupText(3), pcp.conf(5) and pcp.env(5).