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class %Library.RoutineMgr extends %Library.RegisteredObject

This class is used internally by InterSystems IRIS. You should not make direct use of it within your applications. There is no guarantee made about either the behavior or future operation of this class.

This is a wrapper class used by Studio to manipulate routines.

Property Inventory

Method Inventory


parameter SQLPUBLICSECURITY = {"RoutineMgr_DocumentTypes":"E","RoutineMgr_StudioOpenDialog":"E","RoutineMgr_ImportItemList":"E"};


property Code as %Routine;
A stream (%Routine or %CSP.Routine) containing the routine associated with this object.
Property methods: CodeDelete(), CodeGet(), CodeGetObject(), CodeGetObjectId(), CodeGetSwizzled(), CodeIsValid(), CodeNewObject(), CodeOid(), CodeOpen(), CodeSet(), CodeSetObject(), CodeSetObjectId(), CodeUnSwizzle()
property Generated as %Boolean [ Calculated ];
Property methods: GeneratedDisplayToLogical(), GeneratedIsValid(), GeneratedLogicalToDisplay(), GeneratedNormalize()
property IsCSP as %Boolean [ Calculated ];
True is this is a CSP/CSR file, else false.
Property methods: IsCSPDisplayToLogical(), IsCSPIsValid(), IsCSPLogicalToDisplay(), IsCSPNormalize()
property Name as %String;
The name of the routine associated with this object.
Property methods: NameDisplayToLogical(), NameGet(), NameIsValid(), NameLogicalToDisplay(), NameLogicalToOdbc(), NameNormalize()
property Namespace as %String [ Calculated ];
Return the namespace this routine/csp file exists in. Mainly used for CSP file for the Studio.
Property methods: NamespaceDisplayToLogical(), NamespaceIsValid(), NamespaceLogicalToDisplay(), NamespaceLogicalToOdbc(), NamespaceNormalize()
property Protected as %Boolean [ InitialExpression = 0 ];
Property methods: ProtectedDisplayToLogical(), ProtectedGet(), ProtectedIsValid(), ProtectedLogicalToDisplay(), ProtectedNormalize(), ProtectedSet()
property TimeStamp as %TimeStamp [ Calculated ];
The timestamp of the routine associated with this object.
Property methods: TimeStampDisplayToLogical(), TimeStampIsValid(), TimeStampLogicalToDisplay(), TimeStampNormalize(), TimeStampOdbcToLogical()
property UpToDate as %Boolean [ Calculated ];
Property methods: UpToDateDisplayToLogical(), UpToDateIsValid(), UpToDateLogicalToDisplay(), UpToDateNormalize()


classmethod %OpenId(id As %String, concurrency As %Integer = 0) as %String
Open an instance of %RoutineMgr for routine with name id.
method %Save(Output Refresh As %Boolean) as %Status
Save the routine associated with this object. Return Refresh=1 if the save has changed the document so it should be refreshed in the client
classmethod AutoComplete(name As %String(MAXLEN=512), mask As %String = "", ByRef complete As %String(MAXLEN=512), generated As %Boolean = 1, directory As %String = "", saveas As %Boolean = 0) as %Status
Used to provide autocomplete in the open dialog, you pass in the name the user has entered and the mask which is the current pattern mask and it will return null if it can not find a match or the next name that does match.
classmethod BestRoutineMatch(name As %String) as %String
Given a routine name return the name including extension that is most suitable for Studio to open
classmethod CheckSQLIdentifier(ByRef ident As %String) as %Status
Used by Studio to avoid calling %SQL.
method Compile(qspec As %String = "") as %Status
Compile the routine associated with this object.
classmethod CompileClass(class As %String, qspec As %String, ByRef Reload As %Boolean) as %Status
For internal use only
classmethod ConstructEditError(name As %String, isinsourcecontrol As %Boolean, ischeckedout As %Boolean, user As %String) as %Status
Internal method to construct the correct error code if the item is not editable because of source control hooks
classmethod ConvertVersion(name, type, version) as %String
Internal function to return absolute version number
classmethod CreateCSPDirectory(directory) as %Status
Given a CSP path create the associated directory.
classmethod Delete(name As %String) as %Status
Delete the routine name.
classmethod DeletePackage(package) as %Status
Used to delete the files associated with a directory from the open dialog
classmethod DocumentTypesClose(ByRef QHandle As %Binary) as %Status
classmethod DocumentTypesExecute(ByRef QHandle As %Binary) as %Status
classmethod DocumentTypesFetch(ByRef QHandle As %Binary, ByRef Row As %List, ByRef AtEnd As %Integer = 0) as %Status
classmethod Exists(name As %String) as %Boolean
Return true if the routine/csp/class/project/global/object code exists and false otherwise.
method GeneratedGet() as %Boolean
method GetCurrentTimeStamp(ByRef compiletime As %TimeStamp, ByRef uptodate As %Boolean) as %TimeStamp
Get the on-disk timestamp for the routine associated with this object.
classmethod GetDate(name As %String) as %TimeStamp
Return the timestamp of this routine/csp/class/project/global/object code if it exists or -1 if it does not exist
classmethod GetOther(name As %String, type As %String, direction As %Integer = 1, label As %String) as %String
For a given source item, this function returns the source item(s) generated from it or from which it was generated (depending on the 'direction' flag).
  • name - string containing name of source item. For example: "Test" or "Sample.Person" There is NO ".MAC" etc in this name.
  • type - string containing type of source item: This can be one of: "INT","MAC","BAS","MVB","MVI","CLS","CSP","CSR"
  • direction - direction flag: +1 will go in the direction that files are compiled in, for example MAC to INT or CLS to MAC, -1 will go in the opposite direction, INT to MAC, MAC to CLS etc.
Returns comma-delimited list of source names (including type string appended to the end) or "" if there is no corresponding other. Example:
  • ("Test","INT",-1) --> "Test.MAC"
  • ("Test","MAC",1) --> "Test.INT"
  • ("Sample.Person","CLS",1) --> "Sample.Person.1.MAC,Sample.Person.2.MAC"
  • ("/csp/samples/menu","CSP",1) --> ""
  • ("Sample.Person.1","MAC",-1) --> "Sample.Person.CLS"

Note that for classes the routines shown do not include the method generator routines.

The label is of the form 'label+offset', if included then this will return the routine name followed by a ':' and then the offset corresponding to this position

classmethod ImportItemListClose(QHandle As %Binary) as %Status
classmethod ImportItemListExecute(ByRef QHandle As %Binary, filename As %String(MAXLEN=512)="", charset As %String = "", ByRef description As %String) as %Status
classmethod ImportItemListFetch(ByRef QHandle As %Binary, ByRef Row As %List, ByRef AtEnd As %Integer) as %Status
classmethod ImportItemListFetchRows(ByRef QHandle As %Binary, FetchCount As %Integer = 0, ByRef RowSet As %List, ByRef ReturnCount As %Integer, ByRef AtEnd As %Integer) as %Status
Returns the next FetchCount rows in the query.
method IsCSPGet() as %Boolean
classmethod IsCSPName(name As %String) as %Boolean
Return true if this is item is a file under a CSP application
classmethod IsClassGenerated(classname As %String) as %Boolean
Return true if this classname is a generated class, and false otherwise
classmethod IsGenerated(name As %String) as %Boolean
Return true if this document is generated and false otherwise
classmethod IsMapped(name As %String, ByRef sourcedb As %String) as %Boolean
Return true if this item is mapped from a database other than the default routine database. Also return the source database in sourcedb.
method LanguageModeGet() as %Integer
method LanguageModeSet(languagemode As %Integer) as %Status
method Lock() as %Status
Lock this routine, return true if it worked and false if it did not.
classmethod LockItem(name As %String, lock As %Boolean = 1, checksource As %Boolean = 1) as %Status
Get or release a lock on a document. If lock is true (the default) then it will be locked else it will be unlocked.
method NameSet(name As %String) as %Status
method NamespaceGet() as %String
classmethod NamespaceListClose(QHandle As %Binary) as %Status
classmethod NamespaceListExecute(ByRef QHandle As %Binary) as %Status
classmethod NamespaceListFetch(ByRef QHandle As %Binary, ByRef Row As %List, ByRef AtEnd As %Integer = 0) as %Status
classmethod NormalizeName(name As %String) as %String
classmethod OnPageCode(language As %String, xml As %Boolean = 0) as %String
classmethod OutOfDateDocuments(Output pDocumentList As %String, pSpec As %String(MAXLEN=512)="*", pSystem As %Boolean = 0, pGenerated As %Boolean = 0, pMapped As %Boolean = 1) as %Status
Calculates the names of all documents that are not up-to-date with their compiled code and returns their names as a subscripted array.


  • pDocumentList - A subscripted array of document names with the format pDocumentList("User.Test.cls")="". Can be used as the first argument to $SYSTEM.OBJ.CompileList().
  • pSpec - Check documents that match this spec. May contain both * and ? as wildcards. It may also consist of more than one, comma-delimited selections. If you wish to exclude items then prefix the pattern with ' symbol.
  • pSystem - Check system documents.
  • pGenerated - Check generated documents.
  • pMapped - Check documents that are mapped from another code database.
classmethod StudioOpenDialogClose(QHandle As %Binary) as %Status
classmethod StudioOpenDialogExecute(ByRef QHandle As %Binary, Spec As %String(MAXLEN=512)="", Dir As %Integer = 1, OrderBy As %Integer = 1, SystemFiles As %Boolean = 0, Flat As %Boolean = 0, NotStudio As %Boolean = 0, ShowGenerated As %Boolean = 1, Filter As %String(MAXLEN=512), RoundTime As %Boolean = 0, Mapped As %Boolean = 1) as %Status
classmethod StudioOpenDialogFetch(ByRef QHandle As %Binary, ByRef Row As %List, ByRef AtEnd As %Integer = 0) as %Status
Fetch returns the next row in the query.
classmethod StudioOpenDialogFetchRows(ByRef QHandle As %Binary, FetchCount As %Integer = 0, ByRef RowSet As %List, ByRef ReturnCount As %Integer, ByRef AtEnd As %Integer) as %Status
StudioOpenDialogFetchRows returns the next FetchCount rows in the query.
classmethod TS(name As %String, Output compiletime As %TimeStamp, Output uptodate As %Boolean) as %TimeStamp
Return the timestamp for this item. Also returns two output parameters compiletime is the time when this item was compiled, or null if not compiled. uptodate returns true if the named document is up to date with the compiled version, and false if the named document has been modified but not compiled, or a compiled subitem has been modified.
method TimeStampGet() as %TimeStamp
method Unlock() as %Status
Unlock this routine, return a status code.
method UpToDateGet() as %Boolean
classmethod UpdateTemplates(qspec As %String) as %Status
Used by Studio because it is hard to call %Studio.TemplateMgr directly
classmethod UserType(Name As %String, ByRef Class As %String, ByRef StudioType As %String, ByRef Schema As %String, ByRef StudioIcon As %Integer) as %Boolean
classmethod getPackageList(idx As %Integer, directory As %String, SystemFiles As %Boolean, namespace As %String = $namespace, ByRef work As %String)
Fill up the list of packages for this directory.
classmethod getRoutinesFromClass(class As %String, type As %Integer = 0) as %String


query DocumentTypes()
Selects Extention As %String, Type As %String, Description As %String(MAXLEN=256), XMLNamespace As %String(MAXLEN=512), Icon As %Integer, AddNew As %Boolean
Return a list of the user document types that are defined
query ImportItemList(filename As %String(MAXLEN=512), charset As %String)
Selects Name As %String(MAXLEN=256), Modified As %TimeStamp
Given a comma separated list of filename this will return a list of the items that are in these filenames. Along with the name of each item it will also return the timestamp of the item if it is present in InterSystems IRIS already, and -1 if the item is not present. This allows you to decide if you wish to import this item and overwrite the existing item in InterSystems IRIS.
query NamespaceList()
Selects Namespace As %String
Return a list of namespaces on this system
query StudioOpenDialog(Spec As %String(MAXLEN=512), Dir As %Integer, OrderBy As %Integer, SystemFiles As %Boolean, Flat As %Boolean, NotStudio As %Boolean = 0, ShowGenerated As %Boolean = 1, Filter As %String(MAXLEN=512), RoundTime As %Boolean = 0, Mapped As %Boolean = 1)
Selects Name As %String(MAXLEN=512) As FileName/Ext, IsDirectory As %String, Type As %Integer, Size As %Integer, Date As %TimeStamp, Description As %String(MAXLEN=32767) As BriefDescription, IconType As %Integer
This query is used by the Studio open dialog to provide a list of the types that can be opened. It will list all the items that match the Spec ordered by the OrderBy. The Dir specifies the direction to search in, 1 is in ascending order (the default) and -1 is in descending order.

Spec may contain both * and ? as wildcards. It may also consist of more than one, comma-delimited selections. If you wish to exclude items then prefix the pattern with ' symbol. OrderBy is one of:

  • 1 - Name of the file (the default), case insensitive
  • 2 - Date/Time the file was saved
  • 3 - Size of the file
  • 4 - Type of the file ie. INT, MAC, INC, BAS, MVB
  • 5 - Name of the file sorted case sensitively
The query returns the name of the item, a delimiter to use to constructing paths with this item, if not specified it defaults to '.'. For example if the delimiter is '.' and you put in the pattern 'package/*' then when you select this a directory it should change the selection to 'package.newpackage/*'. Note that it always assumes that there is a '/' after the directory before the pattern, so for a CSP application where the delimiter returned is '/' if the spec was '/csp/samples/*' and you click on a directory 'cinema' you should construct the spec '/csp/samples/cinema/*'. The type of the item which can be one of:
  • 0 - MAC file, a routine containing macros
  • 1 - INT file, a standard routine
  • 2 - INC file, an include file
  • 3 - BAS file, a Cache Basic routine
  • 4 - CLS, a class
  • 5 - CSP, a Cache Server Page or another file in this directory
  • 7 - GBL, a Global
  • 8 - PRJ, a Project
  • 9 - a Package
  • 10 - a CSP application
  • 11 - MVB file, a MultiValue Basic macro routine
  • 12 - MVI file, a MultiValue Basic routine
  • 13 - OBJ, object code
Further numbers are reserved for future use. It also returns the routine size and the date it was last saved.

The SystemFiles is true the results will include '%' items and INFORMATION.SCHEMA items in the search. If false (the default), results will only include non-percent items and no INFORMATION.SCHEMA items.
If Flat is true then it does not display directories but displays everything at the root level.
If NotStudio is true then it will display globals and OBJ routines as well, for Studio we exclude these types.
The ShowGenerated controls if this query includes items that are generated from another item, such as INT code that is generated from a class compilation.
The Filter if specified allows additional restrictions on the items being returned by specifying the WHERE clause of an SQL statement on the %Studio.OpenDialogItems, refer to this for a list of fields that can be referenced.

Inherited Members

Inherited Methods

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