Daylight v4.9
Release Date: 1 February 2008


dt_name - return the name of an object

Generic Prototype

dt_name(dt_Handle) => dt_String

C Prototype

#include "dt_smiles.h"

dt_String dt_name(dt_Integer *len, dt_Handle object)

FORTRAN Prototype

include ''

integer*4 dt_f_name(object, name)

integer*4 object
character*() name


Gets the name of an object.

When 'object' if a vector binding, returns its name.

When 'object' is a THOR datafield or fieldtype, or a Merlin column or fieldtype, returns the "verbose tag" for the object from the datatypes database.

Return Value

Returns the name for the object. With the exception of objects listed above, this property is defined as the 'invalid string'.

Related Topics

dt_alloc_vbind(3) dt_briefname(3) dt_description(3) dt_summary(3)