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Retrieves value of the nth link in a group, according to the order within an index


H5L_GET_VAL_BY_IDX(loc_id, group_name, index_type, order, n, link_val, size, lapl_id)


herr_t H5Lget_val_by_idx( hid_t loc_id, const char *group_name, H5_index_t index_type, H5_iter_order_t order, hsize_t n, void *link_val, size_t size, hid_t lapl_id )

hid_t loc_idIN: Location identifier of subject group; may be a file, group, dataset, named datatype or attribute identifier
const char *group_name    IN: Name of subject group
H5_index_t index_typeIN: Type of index; valid values include: 
    NAME     Indexed by name 
    CORDER   Indexed by creation order
H5_iter_order_t orderIN: Order within field or index; valid values include: 
    H5_ITER_INC     Iterate in increasing order 
    H5_ITER_DEC     Iterate in decreasing order 
    H5_ITER_NATIVE  Iterate in fastest order
hsize_t nIN: Link for which to retrieve information
void *link_valOUT: Pointer to buffer in which link value is returned
size_t sizeIN: Size in bytes of group_name
hid_t lapl_idIN: Link access property list


H5L_GET_VAL_IDX retrieves the value of the nth link in a group, according to the specified order, order, within an index, index.

  • For soft links, the value is the path name of the object pointed to.
  • For external links, this is a compound value containing file and path name information; to use this external link information, it must first be decoded with H5L_UNPACK_ELINK_VAL
  • For user-defined links, this value will be described in the definition of the user-defined link type.
  • This function will fail if called on a hard link.

loc_id specifies the location identifier of the group specified by group_name.

group_name specifies the group in which the link exists. If loc_id already specifies the group in which the link exists, group_name must be a dot (.).

The size in bytes of group_name is specified in size. If size is unknown, it can be determined via an initial H5L_GET_VAL_IDX call with size set to NULLsize will be returned with the actual size of group_name.

If the type of the link is unknown or uncertain, H5L_GET_VAL_IDX should be called only after the type has been determined via a call to H5L_GET_INFO_BY_IDX.


Returns a non-negative value if successful; otherwise returns a negative value. 


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1.8.0Function introduced in this release.

--- Last Modified: April 25, 2019 | 12:48 PM