H5P_SET_LINK_CREATION_ORDER sets flags for tracking and indexing links on creation order in groups created with the group (or file) creation property list
crt_order_flags contains flags with the following meanings:
|Link creation order is tracked but not necessarily indexed|
|Link creation order is indexed (requires |
The default behavior is that links are tracked and indexed by name, and link creation order is neither tracked nor indexed. The name is always the primary index for links in a group.
H5P_SET_LINK_CREATION_ORDER can be used to set link creation order tracking, or to set link creation order tracking and indexing.
If (H5P_CRT_ORDER_TRACKED | H5P_CRT_ORDER_INDEXED) is specified for
crt_order_flags, then links will be tracked and indexed by creation order. The creation order is added as a secondary index and enables faster queries and iterations by creation order.
If just H5P_CRT_ORDER_TRACKED is specified for
crt_order_flags, then links will be tracked by creation order, but not indexed by creation order. Queries and iterations by creation order will work but will be much slower for large groups than if H5P_CRT_ORDER_INDEXED had been included.
Note that if a creation order index is to be built, it must be specified in the group creation property list. HDF5 currently provides no mechanism to turn on link creation order tracking at group creation time and to build the index later.