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H5A_READ

H5A_READ

The H5A_READ function reads the data within an attribute, converting from the HDF5 file datatype into the HDF5 memory datatype, and finally into the corresponding IDL datatype.

Syntax


Result = H5A_READ(Attribute_id [, Datatype_id])

Return Value


Returns an IDL variable containing all of the attribute’s data. For details on different return types and storage mechanisms, see the H5D_READ function.

Arguments


Attribute_id

A long integer containing the identifier of the attribute to read.

Datatype_id

A long integer containing the identifier of the memory datatype to read. This argument is used only when reading part of a compound attribute. If Datatype_id is not supplied, the entire attribute is read.

Keywords


None

Version History


5.6

Introduced

6.3

Added the Datatype_id argument.

See Also


H5A_OPEN_NAME, H5A_OPEN_IDX, H5A_CLOSE, H5D_READ



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