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TAG_ADD

TAG_ADD

Name


      TAG_ADD

Purpose


      Add or update a tag in a structure or hash.

Category


Calling Sequence


      tag_add, ss, tag, val

Inputs


      ss = given structure or hash. in
        Created if undefined.
      tag = given tag or key. in
        May be a compound tag or key, like
        'aaa.bbb.ccc' to allow a nested
        value to be added or modified.
        The word tag means tag or key below.
      val = Value for tag or key. in
        The new value may be a different data type from the old
        (but not if /ARRAY is used).

Keyword Parameters


Keywords


        /ARRAY If tag already exists in the structure then insert
          val as the next element in an array for that tag.
          Otherwise just replace the old value with the new.
          If this keyword is used the new value must be compatible
          with the old value to avoid a type conversion error.
        MINLEN=mn Minimum tag length to match (def=exact match).
          SS may have the tag abbreviated down to mn characters.
          (But tag must be at least as long as appears in ss).
        AFTER=aft If tag is new then add it after tag aft.
          aft='^' to add at front, aft='$' to add at end (default).
          This keyword is ignored if the tag is in the structure,
          in which case it is updated with the new value.
          For a compound tag this keyword applies to the tags at
          the target level of nesting, aft is always a single tag.
          This keyword is ignored for a hash.
        FLAG=flag 0=added, 1=updated.
        /NEWHASH If the input ss is undefined then create it as
          a hash instead of the default structure.

Outputs


Common Blocks


Notes


      Notes: If ss does not contain the tag it is added.
      GIVEN TAG MUST BE AS BIG OR BIGGER than the tag to match
      in ss or it will be considered a new tag and added.

Modification History


      R. Sterner, 2006 Sep 27
      R. Sterner, 2007 Dec 18 --- Upgraded to not require matching type.
      R. Sterner, 2007 Dec 18 --- Added keyword AFTER=aft.
      R. Sterner, 2008 Nov 20 --- New structure created if undefined.
      R. Sterner, 2011 Sep 14 --- Added /ARRAY.
      R. Sterner, 2012 Oct 09 --- Now handles compound tags to work at depth.
      R. Sterner, 2012 Oct 09 --- Now handles hashes, structures, or mixed.
  Copyright (C) 2006, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
  This software may be used, copied, or redistributed as long as it is not
  sold and this copyright notice is reproduced on each copy made. This
  routine is provided as is without any express or implied warranties
  whatsoever. Other limitations apply as described in the file disclaimer.txt.



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