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Data Storage and Retrieval
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Summary of Data Storage
Summary of Data Storage
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This section summarizes data structures, functions, objects and methods used for
data storage on Newton devices.
Data Structures
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Soup Definition Frame
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mySoupDef :=
{
// string that identifies this soup to the system
name: "
appName
:
appSym
",
// string that is user visible name
userName: "My Application soup",
// application symbol
ownerApp: '|myApp:mySig|,
// user-visible name of app that owns this soup
ownerAppName: "My Application",
// user-visible string describing soup
userDescr: "This soup is used by
My Application.",
// array of indexSpecs - default indexes
indexes: [
anIndexSpec
,
anotherIndexSpec
]
// optional function used to initialize the soup
initHook:
symbolOrCallBackFn
}
Single-Slot Index Specification Frame
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{
// must use this value - index keys are slot values
structure:'slot,
// entries indexed on this slot
path:
pathExpr
,
// data type found in the indexed slot
type:
symbol
,
// optional. 'ascending or 'descending
order:
symbol
,
// optional. pass 1 to use alternate sort table
sortID: nil
}
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