Caché Programming Orientation Guide
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Preface : 
 
 
Chapter 1: 
 
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Routines
1.3 Classes
1.4 Introduction to Globals
1.5 Caché SQL
1.6 Macros
1.7 Include Files
1.8 How These Code Elements Work Together
Chapter 2: 
 
2.1 Routines
2.2 Procedures, Functions, and Subroutines
2.3 Variables
       2.3.1 Variable Names
       2.3.2 Variable Types
       2.3.3 Variable Length
       2.3.4 Variable Existence
2.4 Variable Availability and Scope
2.5 Multidimensional Arrays
       2.5.1 Basics
       2.5.2 Structure Variations
       2.5.3 Use Notes
2.6 Operators
2.7 Commands
2.8 Special Variables
2.9 Locking and Concurrency Control
       2.9.1 Basics
       2.9.2 The Lock Table
       2.9.3 Locks and Arrays
       2.9.4 Introduction to Lock Types
2.10 System Functions
2.11 Date and Time Values
2.12 Using Macros and Include Files
2.13 Using Routines and Subroutines
2.14 Potential Pitfalls
2.15 For More Information
Chapter 3: 
 
3.1 Objects and Properties
3.2 Methods
3.3 Class Constants (Parameters)
3.4 Class Definitions and Types
3.5 Inheritance
3.6 Classes as Containers of Methods
3.7 Abstract Classes
Chapter 4: 
 
4.1 Class Names and Packages
4.2 Basic Contents of a Class Definition
4.3 Class Name Shortcuts
4.4 Class Parameters
4.5 Properties
4.6 Properties Based on Data Types
4.7 Methods
4.8 Special Kinds of Methods
       4.8.1 Call Methods
       4.8.2 Method Generators
4.9 Class Queries
4.10 XData Blocks
4.11 Macros and Include Files in Class Definitions
4.12 Inheritance Rules in Caché
4.13 For More Information
Chapter 5: 
 
5.1 Introduction to Caché Object Classes
5.2 Basic Features of Object Classes
5.3 OREFs
5.4 Stream Interface Classes
       5.4.1 Stream Classes
       5.4.2 Example
5.5 Collection Classes
5.6 Useful ObjectScript Functions
5.7 For More Information
Chapter 6: 
 
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Caché SQL
6.3 Special Options for Persistent Classes
6.4 SQL Projection of Persistent Classes
6.5 Object IDs
6.6 Storage
6.7 Options for Creating Persistent Classes and Tables
6.8 Accessing Data
6.9 A Look at Stored Data
6.10 Storage of Generated Code for Caché SQL
6.11 For More Information
Chapter 7: 
 
7.1 Introduction to Namespaces and Databases
7.2 Database Basics
7.3 System-Supplied Databases
7.4 System-Supplied Namespaces
7.5 Custom Items in CACHESYS
7.6 What Is Accessible in Your Namespaces
7.7 Stream Directory
7.8 For More Information
Chapter 8: 
 
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Caché Applications
8.3 Caché Authorization Model
Chapter 9: 
 
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Caché Locales and National Language Support
9.3 Default I/O Tables
9.4 Files and Character Encoding
9.5 Manually Translating Characters
Chapter 10: 
 
10.1 Management Portal
10.2 Studio
10.3 Terminal
10.4 System Qualifiers and Flags
10.5 InterSystems Classes and Routines
10.6 InterSystems Class Reference (Documatic)
10.7 Tools for Debugging
       10.7.1 Studio Debugger
       10.7.2 ZBREAK
       10.7.3 ^%STACK
       10.7.4 Trace Statements
       10.7.5 Audit Log
       10.7.6 System Logs
10.8 For More Information
Chapter 11: 
 
11.1 Support for Long String Operations
11.2 Settings for Caché SQL
11.3 Use of IPv6 Addressing
11.4 Configuring a Server Programmatically
11.5 For More Information
Chapter 12: 
 
12.1 Finding Definitions of Code Elements
12.2 Defining Databases
12.3 Defining Namespaces
12.4 Mapping a Global
12.5 Mapping a Routine
12.6 Mapping a Package
12.7 Generating Test Data
12.8 Removing Stored Data
12.9 Resetting Storage
12.10 Browsing a Table
12.11 Executing an SQL Query
12.12 Examining Object Properties
12.13 Viewing Globals
12.14 Displaying INT Code
12.15 Testing a Query and Viewing a Query Plan
12.16 Viewing the Query Cache
12.17 Building an Index
12.18 Using the Tune Table Facility
12.19 Moving Code from One Database to Another
12.20 Moving Data from One Database to Another
12.21 Renaming a Class
12.22 For More Information
 
Appendix A: 
 
A.1 Non-Alphanumeric Characters in the Middle of “Words”
A.2 . (One Period)
A.3 .. (Two Periods)
A.4 # (Pound Sign)
A.5 Dollar Sign ($)
A.6 Percent Sign (%)
A.7 Caret (^)
A.8 Other Forms
Appendix B: 
 
B.1 Namespaces
B.2 Databases
B.3 Local Variables
B.4 Global Variables
B.5 Routines and Labels
B.6 Classes
B.7 Class Members
B.8 Custom Items in CACHESYS
Appendix C: 
 
C.1 Long String Limit
C.2 Class Limits
C.3 Class and Routine Limits
C.4 Other Programming Limits
Appendix D: 
 
D.1 Representations of Numbers
       D.1.1 Decimal Format
       D.1.2 $DOUBLE Format
       D.1.3 SQL Representations
D.2 Choosing a Numeric Format
D.3 Converting Numeric Representations
       D.3.1 Strings
       D.3.2 Decimal to $DOUBLE
       D.3.3 $DOUBLE to Decimal
       D.3.4 Decimal to String
D.4 Operations Involving Numbers
       D.4.1 Arithmetic
       D.4.2 Comparison
       D.4.3 Boolean Operations
D.5 Summary of Changes Introduced in Version 2008.2
D.6 Exact Representation of Values
D.7 See Also