Direct Known Subclasses:
InformalTag, LastAttachment, Like, Meaning, Rating, Referenceable, SearchKeyword

public class ElementBase extends ElementHeader
ElementBase provides the common identifier and type information for all properties objects that link off of the asset and have a guid associated with them. This typically means it is represented by an entity in the metadata repository.
  • Field Details

  • Constructor Details

    • ElementBase

      public ElementBase()
      Default constructor used by subclasses
    • ElementBase

      public ElementBase(ElementBase template)
      Copy/clone constructor.
      Parameters:
      template - element to copy
  • Method Details

    • getURL

      public String getURL()
      Returns the URL to access the properties object in the metadata repository. If no url is available then null is returned.
      Returns:
      String URL
    • setURL

      public void setURL(String url)
      Set up the URL of this element.
      Parameters:
      url - String
    • getExtendedProperties

      public Map<String,Object> getExtendedProperties()
      Return the properties that have been defined for a subtype of this object that are not supported explicitly by this bean.
      Returns:
      property map
    • setExtendedProperties

      public void setExtendedProperties(Map<String,Object> extendedProperties)
      Set up the properties that have been defined for a subtype of this object that are not supported explicitly by this bean.
      Parameters:
      extendedProperties - property map
    • toString

      public String toString()
      Standard toString method.
      Overrides:
      toString in class ElementHeader
      Returns:
      print out of variables in a JSON-style
    • equals

      public boolean equals(Object objectToCompare)
      Compare the values of the supplied object with those stored in the current object.
      Overrides:
      equals in class ElementHeader
      Parameters:
      objectToCompare - supplied object
      Returns:
      boolean result of comparison
    • hashCode

      public int hashCode()
      Create a hash code for this element type.
      Overrides:
      hashCode in class ElementHeader
      Returns:
      int hash code