org.opengis.metadata
Class Datatype

Object
  extended by CodeList<Datatype>
      extended by Datatype
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Comparable<Datatype>

@UML(identifier="MD_DatatypeCode",
     specification=ISO_19115)
public final class Datatype
extends CodeList<Datatype>

Datatype of element or entity.

Since:
GeoAPI 2.0
See Also:
Serialized Form

Nested Class Summary
 
Nested classes/interfaces inherited from class CodeList
CodeList.Filter
 
Field Summary
static Datatype ABSTRACT_CLASS
          Class that cannot be directly instantiated.
static Datatype AGGREGATE_CLASS
          Class that is composed of classes it is connected to by an aggregate relationship.
static Datatype ASSOCIATION
          Semantic relationship between two classes that involves connections among their instances.
static Datatype CHARACTER_STRING
          Free text field.
static Datatype CLASS
          Descriptor of a set of objects that share the same attributes, operations, methods, relationships, and behavior.
static Datatype CODE_LIST
          Flexible enumeration useful for expressing a long list of values, can be extended.
static Datatype CODE_LIST_ELEMENT
          Permissible value for a codelist or enumeration.
static Datatype DATATYPE_CLASS
          Class with few or no operations whose primary purpose is to hold the abstract state of another class for transmittal, storage, encoding or persistent storage.
static Datatype ENUMERATION
          Data type whose instances form a list of named literal values, not extendable.
static Datatype INTEGER
          Numerical field.
static Datatype INTERFACE_CLASS
          Named set of operations that characterize the behavior of an element.
static Datatype META_CLASS
          Class whose instances are classes.
static Datatype SPECIFIED_CLASS
          Subclass that may be substituted for its superclass.
static Datatype TYPE_CLASS
          Class used for specification of a domain of instances (objects), together with the operations applicable to the objects.
static Datatype UNION_CLASS
          Class describing a selection of one of the specified types.
 
Method Summary
 Datatype[] family()
          Returns the list of enumerations of the same kind than this enum.
static Datatype valueOf(String code)
          Returns the datatype that matches the given string, or returns a new one if none match it.
static Datatype[] values()
          Returns the list of Datatypes.
 
Methods inherited from class CodeList
compareTo, equals, identifier, name, names, ordinal, readResolve, toString, valueOf, valueOf
 
Methods inherited from class Object
clone, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

CLASS

@UML(identifier="class",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype CLASS
Descriptor of a set of objects that share the same attributes, operations, methods, relationships, and behavior.


CODE_LIST

@UML(identifier="codelist",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype CODE_LIST
Flexible enumeration useful for expressing a long list of values, can be extended.


ENUMERATION

@UML(identifier="enumeration",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype ENUMERATION
Data type whose instances form a list of named literal values, not extendable.


CODE_LIST_ELEMENT

@UML(identifier="codelistElement",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype CODE_LIST_ELEMENT
Permissible value for a codelist or enumeration.


ABSTRACT_CLASS

@UML(identifier="abstractClass",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype ABSTRACT_CLASS
Class that cannot be directly instantiated.


AGGREGATE_CLASS

@UML(identifier="aggregateClass",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype AGGREGATE_CLASS
Class that is composed of classes it is connected to by an aggregate relationship.


SPECIFIED_CLASS

@UML(identifier="specifiedClass",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype SPECIFIED_CLASS
Subclass that may be substituted for its superclass.


DATATYPE_CLASS

@UML(identifier="datatypeClass",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype DATATYPE_CLASS
Class with few or no operations whose primary purpose is to hold the abstract state of another class for transmittal, storage, encoding or persistent storage.


INTERFACE_CLASS

@UML(identifier="interfaceClass",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype INTERFACE_CLASS
Named set of operations that characterize the behavior of an element.


UNION_CLASS

@UML(identifier="unionClass",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype UNION_CLASS
Class describing a selection of one of the specified types.


META_CLASS

@UML(identifier="metaclass",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype META_CLASS
Class whose instances are classes.


TYPE_CLASS

@UML(identifier="typeClass",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype TYPE_CLASS
Class used for specification of a domain of instances (objects), together with the operations applicable to the objects. A type may have attributes and associations.


CHARACTER_STRING

@UML(identifier="characterString",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype CHARACTER_STRING
Free text field.


INTEGER

@UML(identifier="integer",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype INTEGER
Numerical field.


ASSOCIATION

@UML(identifier="association",
     obligation=CONDITIONAL,
     specification=ISO_19115)
public static final Datatype ASSOCIATION
Semantic relationship between two classes that involves connections among their instances.

Method Detail

values

public static Datatype[] values()
Returns the list of Datatypes.

Returns:
The list of codes declared in the current JVM.

family

public Datatype[] family()
Returns the list of enumerations of the same kind than this enum.

Specified by:
family in class CodeList<Datatype>
Returns:
The codes of the same kind than this code.

valueOf

public static Datatype valueOf(String code)
Returns the datatype that matches the given string, or returns a new one if none match it.

Parameters:
code - The name of the code to fetch or to create.
Returns:
A code matching the given name.


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