Encodes a datatype object description into a binary buffer


H5T_ENCODE(obj_id, buf, nalloc)


<pre><code class="language-c">herr_t H5Tencode(hid_t obj_id, unsigned char *buf, size_t *nalloc)</code></pre>

<pre><code class="language-fortran">SUBROUTINE h5tencode_f(obj_id, buf, nalloc, hdferr)
  INTEGER(HID_T), INTENT(IN) :: obj_id ! Identifier of the object to be encoded
  CHARACTER(LEN=*), INTENT(OUT) :: buf ! Buffer object to be encoded into
                                       ! The size of the allocated buffer
  INTEGER, INTENT(OUT) :: hdferr       ! Error code
                                       ! 0 on success and -1 on failure
END SUBROUTINE h5tencode_f</code></pre>

hid_t obj_idIN: Identifier of the object to be encoded
unsigned char *buf    IN/OUT: Buffer for the object to be encoded into. If the provided buffer is NULL, only the size of buffer needed is returned through nalloc.
size_t *nallocIN: The size of the allocated buffer 
OUT: The size of the buffer needed


Given datatype identifier,  H5T_ENCODE converts a data type description into binary form in a buffer. Using this binary form in the buffer, a datatype object can be reconstructed using H5T_DECODE  to return a new object handle (hid_t) for this datatype.

A preliminary  H5T_ENCODE call can be made to find out the size of the buffer needed. This value is returned as nalloc. That value can then be assigned to nalloc for a second  H5T_ENCODE call, which will retrieve the actual encoded object.

If the library finds out nalloc is not big enough for the object, it simply returns the size of the buffer needed through nalloc without encoding the provided buffer.


Returns a non-negative value if successful; otherwise returns a negative value.


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