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%OID

A scalar function that returns OID of an ID field.

Synopsis

%OID(id_field)

Arguments

Argument Description
id_field The field name of an ID field, or a reference field.

Description

%OID takes a field name and returns the fully formed OID (object ID) for the object. The field must be either an ID field or a reference field (a foreign key field). Specifying any other type of field in id_field generates an SQLCODE -1 error.

Examples

The following example shows %OID used with a reference field:

SELECT Name, Spouse, %OID(Spouse)
FROM Sample.Person
WHERE Spouse IS NOT NULL
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The following Embedded SQL example shows %OID used with a reference field:

  &sql(SELECT Name, Spouse, %OID(Spouse)
       INTO :n,:s,:soid
       FROM Sample.Person)
  WRITE !,"Name is:",n
  WRITE !,"Spouse name is:",s
  WRITE !,"Spouse OID is:",soid
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