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casacore::TableParse Class Reference

Class to hold values from table grammar parser. More...

#include <TableParse.h>

Public Member Functions

 TableParse ()
 Default constructor for container class. More...
 TableParse (const TableParse &)
 Copy constructor (copy semantics). More...
TableParseoperator= (const TableParse &)
 Assignment (copy semantics). More...
 TableParse (const Table &table, const String &shorthand)
 Associate the table and the shorthand. More...
Bool test (const String &shortHand) const
 Test if shorthand matches. More...
const Stringshorthand () const
 Get the shorthand. More...
const Tabletable () const
 Get table object. More...

Private Attributes

String shorthand_p
Table table_p

Detailed Description

Class to hold values from table grammar parser.

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TableParse is the class used to parse a table command.


TableParse is used by the parser of table select statements. The parser is written in Bison and Flex in files TableGram.y and.l. The statements in there use the routines in this file to act upon a reduced rule. Since multiple tables can be given (with a shorthand), the table names are stored in a container. The variable names can be qualified by the table name and will be looked up in the appropriate table.

A select command is similar to SQL and can look like: SELECT columns FROM tab1 sh1, tab2 sh2, tab3 WHERE sh1.field == 3*sh1.field2... ORDERBY columns GIVING table This is described in more detail in TableGram.l.

The class TableParse only contains information about a table used in the table command.

Global functions are used to operate on the information. The main function is the global function tableCommand. It executes the given TaQL command and returns the resulting table. This is, in fact, the only function to be used by a user.


It is necessary to be able to give a table select command in ASCII. This can be used in a CLI or in the table browser to get a subset of a table or to sort a table.

Definition at line 109 of file TableParse.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

casacore::TableParse::TableParse ( )

Default constructor for container class.

casacore::TableParse::TableParse ( const TableParse )

Copy constructor (copy semantics).

casacore::TableParse::TableParse ( const Table table,
const String shorthand 

Associate the table and the shorthand.

Member Function Documentation

TableParse& casacore::TableParse::operator= ( const TableParse )

Assignment (copy semantics).

const String & casacore::TableParse::shorthand ( ) const

Get the shorthand.

Definition at line 961 of file TableParse.h.

References shorthand_p.

const Table & casacore::TableParse::table ( ) const

Get table object.

Definition at line 964 of file TableParse.h.

References table_p.

Bool casacore::TableParse::test ( const String shortHand) const

Test if shorthand matches.

Definition at line 958 of file TableParse.h.

References casacore::False, shorthand_p, and casacore::True.

Member Data Documentation

String casacore::TableParse::shorthand_p

Definition at line 135 of file TableParse.h.

Referenced by shorthand(), and test().

Table casacore::TableParse::table_p

Definition at line 136 of file TableParse.h.

Referenced by table().

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