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Language

Specifies the language used to implement this method.

Usage

To specify the language used to implement the method, use the following syntax:
Method name(formal_spec) As returnclass [ Language = language ] 
{    //implementation }
Where language is one of the following:
  • objectscript
    (the default) — ObjectScript
  • ispl
    — Informix Stored Procedure Language
  • tsql
    — Transact-SQL

Details

This keyword specifies the language used to implement this method.
The values
ispl
and
tsql
are only supported for class methods.
If you specify a value of
ispl
, the body of the method is limited to a single CREATE PROCEDURE statement.

Default

If you omit this keyword, the language specified by the class-level Language keyword is used.
Note:
You cannot specify
Language = ispl
at the class level; you can only use this value for methods.
Note:
Methods for sharded classes cannot be implemented using any language other than ObjectScript.

Examples

Class User.Person Extends %Persistent
{

Property Name As %String;

Property Gender As %String;

/// An ObjectScript instance method that writes the name and gender of a person
Method Print() As %Status [ Language = objectscript ]
{
   write !, ..Name, " is a ", ..Gender
}

/// A TSQL class method that inserts a row into the Person table
ClassMethod TSQLTest() As %Status [ Language = tsql ]
{
   INSERT INTO Person (Name, Gender) VALUES ('Manon', 'Female')
}

/// An ISPL class method that creates an stored procedure named IsplSp
ClassMethod ISPLTest() As %Status [ Language = ispl ]
{
   CREATE PROCEDURE IsplSp()
      INSERT INTO Person (Name, Gender) VALUES ('Nikolai', 'Male')
   END PROCEDURE
}

}

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