Gets an attribute datatype

Procedure:

H5A_GET_TYPE ( attr_id )

Signature:

<pre><code class="language-c">hid_t H5Aget_type(hid_t attr_id)</code></pre>

<pre><code class="language-fortran">Fortran90 Interface: h5aget_type_f
    
SUBROUTINE h5aget_type_f(attr_id, type_id, hdferr) 
  IMPLICIT NONE
  INTEGER(HID_T), INTENT(IN) :: attr_id  ! Attribute identifier 
  INTEGER(HID_T), INTENT(OUT) :: type_id ! Attribute datatype identifier
  INTEGER, INTENT(OUT) :: hdferr         ! Error code:
                                         ! 0 on success and -1 on failure
END SUBROUTINE h5aget_type_f
	</code></pre>

Parameters:

hid_t attr_id     IN: Identifier of an attribute

Description:

H5A_GET_TYPE retrieves a copy of the datatype for an attribute.

The datatype is reopened if it is a named type before returning it to the application. The datatypes returned by this function are always read-only. If an error occurs when atomizing the return datatype, then the datatype is closed.

The datatype identifier returned from this function must be released with H5T_CLOSE or resource leaks will develop.

Returns:

Returns a datatype identifier if successful; otherwise returns a negative value.

Example:

History:

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