com.esri.arcgis.geodatabase
Interface IDataElement

All Superinterfaces:
Serializable
All Known Implementing Classes:
DEAddressLocator, DEArcInfoTable, DECadastralFabric, DECadDrawingDataset, DECatalogRoot, DECoverage, DECoverageFeatureClass, DEDbaseTable, DEDiskConnection, DEFeatureClass, DEFeatureDataset, DEFile, DEFolder, DEGeoDataServer, DEGeometricNetwork, DEGlobeServer, DEGPServer, DEImageServer, DELayer, DEMapDocument, DEMapServer, DENetworkDataset, DEPrjFile, DERasterBand, DERasterCatalog, DERasterDataset, DERelationshipClass, DERemoteDatabaseFolder, DERepresentationClass, DEShapeFile, DESpatialReferencesFolder, DETable, DETerrain, DETextFile, DETin, DETool, DEToolbox, DETopology, DEVPFCoverage, DEVPFTable, DEWCSCoverage, DEWorkspace

public interface IDataElement
extends Serializable

Provides access to the Basic Data Element.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux


Method Summary
 String getBaseName()
          File base name.
 String getCatalogPath()
          The string used to retrieve the element.
 IArray getChildren()
          The list of sub-elements.
 String getExtension()
          File extension.
 String getFile()
          File name.
 String getName()
          The user assigned name for the element.
 String getPath()
          File path.
 String getType()
          The type of the element.
 boolean isChildrenExpanded()
          Indicates if the children have been expanded.
 boolean isFullPropsRetrieved()
          Indicates if full properties have been retrieved.
 boolean isMetadataRetrieved()
          Indicates if the metadata has been retrieved.
 void setCatalogPath(String path)
          The string used to retrieve the element.
 void setChildrenByRef(IArray dataElements)
          The list of sub-elements.
 void setChildrenExpanded(boolean childrenExpanded)
          Indicates if the children have been expanded.
 void setFullPropsRetrieved(boolean fullPropsRetrieved)
          Indicates if full properties have been retrieved.
 void setMetadataRetrieved(boolean metadataRetrieved)
          Indicates if the metadata has been retrieved.
 void setName(String name)
          The user assigned name for the element.
 void setType(String type)
          The type of the element.
 

Method Detail

getType

String getType()
               throws IOException,
                      AutomationException
The type of the element.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The type
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setType

void setType(String type)
             throws IOException,
                    AutomationException
The type of the element.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
type - The type (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getName

String getName()
               throws IOException,
                      AutomationException
The user assigned name for the element.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The name
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setName

void setName(String name)
             throws IOException,
                    AutomationException
The user assigned name for the element.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
name - The name (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getCatalogPath

String getCatalogPath()
                      throws IOException,
                             AutomationException
The string used to retrieve the element.

Remarks

The CatalogPath of a data element contains the path to the dataset. If retrieved from GxObject, the data element's catalog path will correspond to the path displayed by ArcCatalog when the dataset is selected in the view pane. If retrieved from the workspace, the catalog path will be built by following this pattern:
/V=[version]/DatasetKeyword=datasetName/ChildDatasetKeyword=datasetName
The version can be empty if the source is a local geodatabase. The following table shows the dataset types and their respective keywords:
Dataset Type Keyword
Feature dataset FD
Feature class FC
Object class OC
Relationship class RC
Geometric network GN
Topology TOPO
Raster band RB
Raster dataset RD
Raster catalog RCAT
Toolbox TB

The following are sample catalog paths:

/FD=USA/FC=Capitals
/V=SDE.DEFAULT/FD=Landbase/FC=Parcels

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The path
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setCatalogPath

void setCatalogPath(String path)
                    throws IOException,
                           AutomationException
The string used to retrieve the element.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
path - The path (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getChildren

IArray getChildren()
                   throws IOException,
                          AutomationException
The list of sub-elements.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IArray
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setChildrenByRef

void setChildrenByRef(IArray dataElements)
                      throws IOException,
                             AutomationException
The list of sub-elements.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Parameters:
dataElements - A reference to a com.esri.arcgis.system.IArray (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isChildrenExpanded

boolean isChildrenExpanded()
                           throws IOException,
                                  AutomationException
Indicates if the children have been expanded.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The childrenExpanded
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setChildrenExpanded

void setChildrenExpanded(boolean childrenExpanded)
                         throws IOException,
                                AutomationException
Indicates if the children have been expanded.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
childrenExpanded - The childrenExpanded (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isMetadataRetrieved

boolean isMetadataRetrieved()
                            throws IOException,
                                   AutomationException
Indicates if the metadata has been retrieved.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The metadataRetrieved
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setMetadataRetrieved

void setMetadataRetrieved(boolean metadataRetrieved)
                          throws IOException,
                                 AutomationException
Indicates if the metadata has been retrieved.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
metadataRetrieved - The metadataRetrieved (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

isFullPropsRetrieved

boolean isFullPropsRetrieved()
                             throws IOException,
                                    AutomationException
Indicates if full properties have been retrieved.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The fullPropsRetrieved
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

setFullPropsRetrieved

void setFullPropsRetrieved(boolean fullPropsRetrieved)
                           throws IOException,
                                  AutomationException
Indicates if full properties have been retrieved.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Parameters:
fullPropsRetrieved - The fullPropsRetrieved (in)
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getPath

String getPath()
               throws IOException,
                      AutomationException
File path.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The path
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getFile

String getFile()
               throws IOException,
                      AutomationException
File name.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The file
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getBaseName

String getBaseName()
                   throws IOException,
                          AutomationException
File base name.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The baseName
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.

getExtension

String getExtension()
                    throws IOException,
                           AutomationException
File extension.

Product Availability

Available with ArcGIS Engine, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcGIS Server.

Supported Platforms

Windows, Solaris, Linux

Returns:
The extension
Throws:
IOException - If there are interop problems.
AutomationException - If the ArcObject component throws an exception.