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Retrieves sizes of array dimensions.


int H5Tget_array_dims( hid_t adtype_id, hsize_t dims[], int perm[] )
int H5Tget_array_dims( hid_t adtype_id, hsize_t dims[] )

SUBROUTINE h5tarray_create_f(base_id, rank, dims, type_id, hdferr)
  INTEGER(HID_T), INTENT(IN) :: base_id   ! Identifier of array base datatype
  INTEGER, INTENT(IN)        ::  rank     ! Rank of the array
                                          ! Sizes of each array dimension
  INTEGER(HID_T), INTENT(OUT) :: type_id  ! Identifier of the array datatype
  INTEGER, INTENT(OUT)        :: hdferr   ! Error code
END SUBROUTINE h5tarray_create_f


H5Tget_array_dims is a macro that is mapped to either H5T_GET_ARRAY_DIMS1 or H5T_GET_ARRAY_DIMS2, depending on the needs of the application.

Such macros are provided to facilitate application compatibility. For example:

  • The H5Tget_array_dims macro will be mapped to H5Tget_array_dims1 and will use the H5Tget_array_dims1 syntax (first signature above) if an application is coded for HDF5 Release 1.6.x.
  • The H5Tget_array_dims macro mapped to H5Tget_array_dims2 and will use the H5Tget_array_dims2 syntax (second signature above) if an application is coded for HDF5 Release 1.8.x.

Macro use and mappings are fully described in “API Compatibility Macros in HDF5”; we urge you to read that document closely.

When both the HDF5 Library and the application are built and installed with no specific compatibility flags,H5Tget_array_dims is mapped to the most recent version of the function, currently H5Tget_array_dims2. If the library and/or application is compiled for Release 1.6 emulation, H5Tget_array_dims will be mapped to H5Tget_array_dims1. Function-specific flags are available to override these settings on a function-by-function basis when the application is compiled.

Specific compile-time compatibility flags and the resulting mappings are as follows:

Compatibility settingH5Tget_array_dims mapping

Global settings
No compatibility flagH5Tget_array_dims2 
Enable deprecated symbolsH5Tget_array_dims2 
Disable deprecated symbolsH5Tget_array_dims2 
Emulate Release 1.6 interfaceH5Tget_array_dims1 

Function-level macros
H5Tget_array_dims_vers = 2    H5Tget_array_dims2
H5Tget_array_dims_vers = 1H5Tget_array_dims1


Interface history:   Signature [1] above is the original H5Tget_array_dims interface and the only interface available prior to HDF5 Release 1.8.0. This signature and the corresponding function are now deprecated but will remain directly callable as H5Tget_array_dims1.

Signature [2] above was introduced with HDF5 Release 1.8.0 and is the recommended and default interface. It is directly callable as H5Tget_array_dims2.

See “API Compatibility Macros in HDF5” for circumstances under which either of these functions might not be available in an installed instance of the HDF5 Library.

Release    C
1.8.0The function H5Tget_array_dims renamed to H5Tget_array_dims1 and deprecated in this release. 
The macro H5Tget_array_dims and the function H5Tget_array_dims2 introduced in this release.

--- Last Modified: January 24, 2018 | 10:40 AM