public class ElementProperties extends Object
The ElementProperties class provides support for properties to be added to a metadata element, classification or relationship instances.

There are variable properties that are defined in the TypeDefs. They are managed in a java.util.Map map object built around HashMap. The property name (or domain) of the map is the name of the property. The property value (or range) of the map is a subclass of PropertyValue depending on the type of the property:
  • PrimitiveTypePropertyValue: for primitives such as strings and numbers. The full list of primitives are given in PrimitiveTypeCategory.
  • EnumTypePropertyValue: for properties with a type consisting of an enumeration of valid values. Each
  • StructTypePropertyValue: for properties that have a type of a complex structure (aka struct). The Struct can be thought of as a list of related properties.
  • MapTypePropertyValue: for properties that have a type of map. The map holds an unordered list of name-value pairs. The pairs are of the same type and the name for the pair is unique within the map.
  • ArrayTypePropertyValue: for properties that have a type of Array. This is an ordered list of values of the same type.
  • Constructor Details

    • ElementProperties

      public ElementProperties()
      Typical constructor
    • ElementProperties

      public ElementProperties(ElementProperties templateProperties)
      Copy/clone constructor.
      templateProperties - template object to copy.
  • Method Details

    • getPropertyValueMap

      public Map<String,PropertyValue> getPropertyValueMap()
      Return the instance properties as a map.
      instance properties map.
    • setPropertyValueMap

      public void setPropertyValueMap(Map<String,PropertyValue> propertyValueMap)
      Set up the instance properties map.
      propertyValueMap - map of name valued properties
    • getPropertyNames

      public Iterator<String> getPropertyNames()
      Returns a list of the instance properties for the element. If no stored properties are present then null is returned.
      list of properties
    • getPropertyValue

      public PropertyValue getPropertyValue(String name)
      Returns the requested instance property for the element. If no stored property with that name is present then null is returned.
      name - String name of the property to return.
      requested property value.
    • setProperty

      public void setProperty(String newPropertyName, PropertyValue newPropertyValue)
      Adds or updates an instance property. If a null is supplied for the property name, the property name "null" is used. If a null is supplied for the property value, the property is removed.
      newPropertyName - name
      newPropertyValue - value
    • getPropertyCount

      public int getPropertyCount()
      Return the number of properties stored.
      int property count
    • getPropertiesAsStrings

      public Map<String,String> getPropertiesAsStrings()
      Return all the properties as a string map.
      map of property name to property value as string.
    • toString

      public String toString()
      Standard toString method.
      toString in class Object
      JSON style description of variables.
    • equals

      public boolean equals(Object objectToCompare)
      Validate that an object is equal depending on their stored values.
      equals in class Object
      objectToCompare - object
      boolean result
    • hashCode

      public int hashCode()
      Return a hash code based on the values of this object.
      hashCode in class Object
      in hash code