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Returns the amount of storage allocated for a dataset.




hsize_t H5Dget_storage_size( hid_t dataset_id )

SUBROUTINE h5dget_storage_size_f(dset_id, size, hdferr)
  INTEGER(HID_T), INTENT(IN) :: dset_id  ! Dataset identifier  
  INTEGER(HSIZE_T), INTENT(OUT)  :: size ! Amount of storage required 
                                         ! for dataset
  INTEGER, INTENT(OUT) :: hdferr         ! Error code  
                                         ! 0 on success and -1 on failure
END SUBROUTINE h5dget_storage_size_f

hid_t dataset_id    IN: Identifier of the dataset to query.


H5Dget_storage_size returns the amount of storage, in bytes, that is allocated in the file for the raw data of the dataset specified by dataset_id.

Note that the amount of storage in this case is the storage allocated in the written file, which will typically differ from the space required to hold a dataset in working memory.

  • For contiguous datasets, the returned size equals thecurrentallocated size of the raw data.
  • For unfiltered chunked datasets, the returned size is the number of allocated chunks times the chunk size.
  • For filtered chunked datasets, the returned size is the space required to store the filtered data. For example, if a compression filter is in use, H5Dget_storage_size returns the total space required to store the compressed chunks.

H5Dget_storage_size reports only the space required to store the data; the report does not include any metadata.

The return value may be zero if no data has been stored.

Note that H5Dget_storage_size is not generally an appropriate function to use when determining the amount of memory required to work with a dataset. In such circumstances, you must determine the number of data points in a dataset and the size of an individual data element. H5Sget_simple_extent_npoints and H5Tget_size can be used to get that information.


Returns the amount of storage space, in bytes, allocated for the dataset, not counting metadata; otherwise returns 0 (zero).

Note that H5Dget_storage_size does not differentiate between 0 (zero), the value returned for the storage size of a dataset with no stored values, and 0 (zero), the value returned to indicate an error.


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--- Last Modified: December 03, 2017 | 04:52 PM