Profiler Object:Column Specification

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You must call AddColumn for each column you intend to profile. All columns must be added before StartProfiling is called.

AddColumn

This function describes a column to be profiled. To successfully profile the data, at least one column should be added. This function accepts three parameters.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnName String This is the name of the column to be added.
ColumnType Profiler Column Type This is the type of the column to be added. See ProfilerColumnType Enumerations for details.
DataType Profiler Data Type This is the data type of the column to be added. These are custom data types. See ProfilerDataType Enumerations for details.


Syntax profiler->AddColumn(columnNameStr, profilerColumnTYpe, profilerDataType);
C mdProfilerAddColumn(profiler,columnNameStr,profilerColumntype,profilerDataType);
.Net profiler.AddColumn(columnNameStr, profilerColumntype, profilerDataType);


SetColumnCustomPattern

Optional. This function adds a regular expression validator for a specified column. This can be called multiple times to evaluate different patterns.

This function accepts two parameters.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnNameString String Column Name to set the custom pattern.
RegularExpressionString String This is the regular expression to validate the column.


Syntax profiler->SetColumnCustomPattern(ColumnNameString, RegularExpressionString);
C integer = mdProfilerSetColumnCustomPattern(profiler, ColumnNameString, RegularExpressionString);
.Net integer = profiler.SetColumnCustomPattern(ColumnNameString, RegularExpressionString);


SetColumnValueRange

Optional. This SetColumnValueRange function sets the upper and lower bound for the specified column.

This function accepts three parameters.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
columnNameStr String Column Name to set the value range.
fromStr String Lower bound value.
toStr String Upper bound value.


Syntax profiler->SetColumnValueRange(columnNameStr, fromStr, toStr);
C integer = mdProfilerSetColumnValueRange(profiler, columnNameStr, fromStr, toStr);
.Net integer = profiler.SetColumnValueRange(columnNameStr, fromStr, toStr);


SetColumnDefaultValue

Optional. This function sets the default value to the specified column.

This function takes two parameters

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnName String Column Name to set the default value.
DefaultValue String This is the default value of the column.


Syntax profiler->SetColumnDefaultValue(columnNameStr, defaultValueStr);
C integer = mdProfilerSetColumnDefaultValue(profiler,columnNameStr,defaultValueStr);
.Net integer = profiler.SetColumnDefaultValue(columnNameStr, defaultValueStr);


SetColumnSize

Optional. This function sets the column size for the specified column.

This function takes two parameters

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnName String Column Name to set the size.
ColumnSize Integer This is the size of the column.


Syntax profiler->SetColumnSize(ColumnNameStr, sizeValue);
C mdProfilerSetColumnSize(profiler, columnNameStr, sizeValue);
.Net profiler.SetColumnSize(columnNameStr, sizeValue);


SetColumnPrecision

Optional. This function sets the precision for a specified column. This applies to only ColumnTypeNumeric, ColumnTypeDecimal, ColumnTypeCurrency. Precision is the number of digits maximum allowed for that number. This function takes two parameters.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnName String Column Name to set the precision Value
PrecisionValue Integer This is the precision value for a specified column.


Syntax profiler->SetColumnPrecision(columnNameStr, previsionValue);
C mdProfilerSetColumnPrecision(profiler, ColumnNameStr, PrecisionValue);
.Net profiler.SetColumnPrecision(ColumnNameStr, PrecisionValue);


SetColumnScale

Optional. This function sets the scale for a specified column. Scale is the number of decimal places (number of digits on the right hand side of the decimal point.) This applies to only ColumnTypeNumeric, ColumnTypeDecimal, ColumnTypeCurrency.

This function takes two parameters.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnName String This is the name of the column to be added
ScaleValue Integer This is the scale value for the specified column


Syntax profiler->SetColumnScale(columnNameStr, scaleValue);
C mdProfilerSetColumnScale(profiler, columnNameStr, scaleValue);
.Net profiler.SetColumnScale(columnNameStr, scaleValue);


SetColumnIgnoreOnError

This feature is not implemented and is reserved for future use.


GetColumnCount

This function returns the number of columns been profiled.

Syntax profiler->GetColumnCount();
C Integer = mdProfilerGetColumnCount(profiler);
.Net Integer = profiler.GetColumnCount();


GetColumnName

This function returns the name of the column for the given index.

This function takes one parameter.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
Index Integer This is the index number for that particular column.


Syntax profiler->GetColumnName(columnValue);
C const char* = mdProfilerGetColumnName(profiler,columnValue);
.Net string = profiler.GetColumnName(columnValue);


GetColumnColumnType

This function returns a column’s Columns Type in ProfilerColumType form. See ProfilerColumnType Enumerations for details. You specify the Column Type by using the AddColumn function.

This function takes one parameter.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnName String Column Name to get the column type.


Syntax profiler->GetColumnColumnType(columnNameStr);
C ProfilercolumnType = mdProfilerGetColumnColumnType(profiler,columnNameStr);
.Net ProfilerColumnType = profiler.GetColumnColumnType(columnNameStr);


GetColumnDataType

This function returns a column’s Data Type in ProfilerDataType form. See ProfilerDataType Enumerations for details. You specify the Data Type by using the AddColumn function.

This function takes one parameter.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnName String Column Name to get the column’s Data Type.


Syntax profiler->GetColumnDataType(columnNameStr);
C ProfilerDataType = mdProfilerGetColumnDataType(profiler, columnNameStr);
.Net ProfilerDataType = profiler.GetColumnDataType(columnNameStr);


GetColumnSize

This function returns a column’s size. You specify the column size by using the SetColumnSize function.

This function takes one parameter.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnName String Column Name to get the column’s size.


Syntax profiler->GetColumnSize(columnNameStr);
C integer = mdProfilerGetColumnSize(profiler, columnNameStr);
.Net integer = profiler.GetColumnSize(columnNameStr);


GetColumnPrecision

This function returns a column’s precision value. You specify this by using the SetColumnPrecision function. Use this only on the following ColumnTypes: ColumnTypeNumeric, ColumnTypeDecimal, and ColumnTypeCurrency.

This function takes one parameter.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnName String Column Name to get the column’s Precision Value


Syntax profiler->GetColumnSize(columnNameStr);
C integer = mdProfilerGetColumnPrecision(profiler, columnNameStr);
.Net integer = profiler.GetColumnPrecision(columnNameStr);


GetColumnScale

This function returns a column's scale value. You specify this by using the SetColumnScale function. Use this only on the following ColumnTypes: ColumnTypeNumeric, ColumnTypeDecimal, and ColumnTypeCurrency.

This function takes one parameter.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnName String Column Name to get the column scale value.


Syntax profiler->GetColumnScale(columnNameStr);
C integer = mdProfilerGetColumnScale(profiler, columnNameStr);
.Net integer = profiler.GetColumnScale(columnNameStr);


GetColumnValueRangeFrom

This function returns the lower bound value you set for the column with the SetColumnValueRange function.

This function takes one parameter.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnNameStr String Column Name to get the lower bound value.


Syntax profiler->GetColumnValueRangeFrom(columnNameStr);
C const char* = mdProfilerGetColumnValueRangeFrom(profiler, columnNameStr);
.Net string = profiler.GetColumnValueRangeFrom(columnNameStr);


GetColumnValueRangeTo

This function returns the upper bound value you set for the column with the SetColumnValueRange function.

This function takes one parameter.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnNameStr String Column Name to get the upper bound value.


Syntax profiler->GetColumnValueRangeTo(columnNameStr);
C const char* = mdProfilerGetColumnValueRangeTo(profiler, columnNameStr);
.Net string = profiler.GetColumnValueRangeTo(columnNameStr);


GetColumnDefaultValue

This function returns the default value you set for the column with the SetColumnDefaultValue function.

This function takes one parameter.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnNameStr String Column Name to get the default value.


Syntax profiler->GetColumnDefaultValue(columnNameStr);
C const char* = mdProfilerGetColumnDefaultValue(profiler, columnNameStr);
.Net string = profiler.GetColumnDefaultValue(columnNameStr);


GetColumnCustomPatterns

This function returns the tab delimited regular expression validator you added for the column with the SetColumnCustomPattern function. This is particularly useful if the profile output file is open on Report Mode (As set by SetAppendMode) and you want to get those patterns if they are set in a previous profiling run.

This function takes one parameter.

Parameters

Name Data Type Description
ColumnNameStr String Column Name to get the regular expression.


Syntax profiler->GetColumnCustomPatterns(columnNameStr);
C const char* = mdProfilerGetColumnCustomPatterns(profiler, columnNameStr);
.Net string = profiler.GetColumnCustomPatterns(columnNameStr);
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